Advanced Topic - Doing it differently.

David Wilson demiknute at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 14:05:05 New Zealand Standard Time 2005


On Apr 4, 2005 5:41 PM, Hiddukel <hiddukel at rebeldev.net> wrote:
> Another mud client won't stop botting, the simple truth is you either have
> to send commands as plain text or encrypt them, but the encryption is void
> if as Michael said your decryption is open source.

It doesn't have enything to do with open source encryption, or even an
open source client. There's a difference between secure encryption,
which will be secure no matter if it's open or closed source (witness
DES, AES, GPG which are all secure despite having open source
implementations) and a secure client, which probably does not exist,
as you can see from the proliferation of hacks for every game from
Counterstrike to Quake to Half-Life 2, even though they are closed
source. The problem is that at some point the client has to decrypt
the data and then the (ab)user can access that decrypted data, no
matter how hard you try to make it.

Sorry about the rant,
David
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