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World of Warships: Massive Security Breach in the Replay System

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So… I will keep it short yet clear. Shit is F*CKED!

Recently, people discovered a particularly dangerous vulnerability in the replay system of the game. It is, in fact, possible to insert in the replay files lines of codes that can then be executed externally on people’s computers. I cannot stress this enough, DO NOT, under any circumstances open a replay that isn’t yours. Until a few days ago, it was somewhat “fine” because very few knew how to execute it but now, some absolute geniuses decided to publicly explain how it can be done. At this point, anyone with some basic knowledge can ruin other people’s days.

Thankfully, Wargaming are aware of the issue and are working on solving it as fast as possible. They sadly cannot completely deactivate replays since their whole bug report system heavily relies on it.

4 thoughts on “World of Warships: Massive Security Breach in the Replay System

  1. “Until a few days ago, it was somewhat fine but the problem is that now, some absolute geniuses decided to publicly explain how it can be done.”

    Somewhat fine? How is it somewhat fine that some people could abuse a serious security issue without anyone else’s knowledge?

    Instead of sarcastically calling the people who made it widely known “absolute geniuses” you should be thankful for them for directing attention to the security issue and for forcing WG to fix the issues.

  2. Well, that’s a big “oopsie”.
    Any possiblity of it being an issue for WoT as well?
    Or, for that matter, WoWP?

  3. Except that you are missing the point completely…

    The morons who explained in depth how the security problem works said it after Wargaming covered the problem on official media. They were already aware of the problem and had already informed the players. What the other guys did was literally tell how to exploit it.

    What I meant by the fact that it was “somewhat fine” was that before that, the “How to do it” was revealed, very few would have been able to pull it off. Now because of these idiots, pretty much anyone would be able to.

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