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Yamaga Shimazu
11-29-2000, 15:34
ppl talking on ea server of trojan virus freely passing by from player to player via multiplayer games.

Take care, headed for the norton hq here http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/smile.gif

Rob
11-29-2000, 15:58
Any more details than this?

Sounds like a scare story to me.

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Yamaga Shimazu
11-29-2000, 17:18
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Rob:
[B]Any more details than this?


Sounds like a scare story to me.

Well, there were 3 guys, and one was (i seem to remember though not sure 100%) jstfeared...not just one guy talking about it but 3.
He was telling me that after a match he was accused of spreading the Trojan via multiplayer game. Of course jstfear told him he knew nothing about it and when he checked he saw he had the virus himself in 3 hogun related files.

Rob, hope u are informed about the recent news teraz and i received, pls show up on icq http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/wink.gif

Tenchimuyo
11-29-2000, 19:38
Wow! this could be serious. http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/eek.gif

Rob
11-29-2000, 21:41
I don't mean to be blunt, but I would say that there is as much chance of this being true as there is of me winning the lottery. Every week for the next year. http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/smile.gif

I am a games developer (well, I'm studying to be one anyway http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/smile.gif ) and I'm familiar with network systems. There is no way people are being infected through contact over multiplayer games. It seems to me that this is impossible. If anyone who has actually had first-hand experience of this would care to post the information here, perhaps we could get a better picture of what's actually happened.

There is a lot of superstition about computer viruses, but you CAN'T get a virus by playing a network game.

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Kraellin
11-30-2000, 03:45
more than likely if there was an actual virus in some of the game files then they got that way through some other means, like email or a download somewhere. trojans are like rob said, they just cant be passed in multi games and even if they could they would still have to be in a file somewhere that would have to be opened by the recipient. so just because someone finds a virus after playing stw doesnt mean he got it thru stw. it just doesnt work that way. otherwise, the internet wouldnt even exist due to such a proliferation of viruses as to make it unworkable.

K.

Rob
11-30-2000, 04:44
Another theory is that a virus scanner might be accidentally picking up legitimate files and identifying them as viruses. I spoke to someone in the EA lobby who said they were finding the 'Kak' worm in their log files. The 'Kak' worm is a JavaScript-based virus, hence can be included in text files. It needs the file it is contained in to have a certain file extension (.HTA I think) to work at all.

What may be happening is this: Something naturally produced in the log files appears similar to a virus, triggering the virus scanner. This is a big problem because so many viruses these days are text-based, and virus scanners have a very hard time distinguishing between real viruses and innocent files.

I still reckon it's nothing to worry about, a minor inconvenience at most. If it causes people big problems, raise it with Richie (The Shogun), either in a thread here or e-mail him directly.

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Yamaga Shimazu
11-30-2000, 16:13
well, i checked for viruses myself to no avail.
Maybe he was lying or telling the truth, but after all, we all need an antivirus check at some point in time http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/smile.gif

yes it was the worm virus...right. i remember.
as to the txt, then maybe the virus gets active after the multiplayr session is over and the log is created
perhaps there's no virus passing from a comp to another but just the same virus activating on the same comp http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/wink.gif

Rob, show up on icq pls! http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/smile.gif

ShaiHulud
12-04-2000, 23:41
I'm starting a rumor that says the virus is only passed by winning an attack on a castle..So, practice Safe Sacks...
(I couldn't help it!)

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