Uninformed: Informative Information for the Uninformed

Vol 9» 2008.Jan

Attacks (and Counter-Attacks) on the Lockdown System

Though the Lockdown module introduces a number of new defensive mechanisms that attempt to thwart would-be attackers, these systems are far from fool-proof. There are a number of ways that these defensive systems could be attacked (or subverted) by a would-be attacker who wishes to pass the version and authentication check in the context of a non-genuine client for purposes of logging on to Battle.net. In addition, there are also a variety of different ways by which these proposed attacks could be thwarted in a future update to the version check and authentication system.