World of Warcraft hackers using Sony BMG rootkit

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:40 am

Want to cheat in your online game and not get caught? Just buy a Sony BMG copy protected CD.

World of Warcraft hackers have confirmed that the hiding capabilities of Sony BMG’s content protection software can make tools made for cheating in the online world impossible to detect.

Blizzard Entertainment, the maker of World of Warcraft, has created a controversial program that detects cheaters by scanning the processes that are running at the time the game is played. Called the Warden, the anti-cheating program cannot detect any files that are hidden with Sony BMG’s content protection, which only requires that the hacker add the prefix “$sys$” to file names.

Source: securityfocus


One Response to “World of Warcraft hackers using Sony BMG rootkit”

  1. Miku Says:

    I am an advid WoW player. This is going to ruin the game. I have(and every other WoW player) known about “The Warden” for a very long time. Blizzard put this notification in it
    s “Terms of Use” clause that we have to accept after every upgrade. The only people who don’t like it are the scumbags trying to cheat. I saw Ultima take the big dive because of cheats and hacks. WoW is the best online game ever! I don’t want it to end up like Ultima. For those of you who are not playing WoW don’t worry about Warden. The 250,000+ people who are playing WoW are OK with Warden.

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