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Hardened Security
By Robert Basler on 2015-07-08 16:25:52
Homepage: onemanmmo.com email:one at onemanmmo dot com

One of the most common attacks against an online game is to use a program like WireShark (which is awesome) to figure out the networking protocol and then use that knowledge to gain advantage. One common example of such attacks is the dreaded aim-bot (this one's for Quake) where a computer program aims and fires perfectly for the player in a multiplayer game. Tools like this one also able to gain additional information for the player that normally wouldn't be available to them (like the location of players hidden by walls.)

After today, such attacks will be much more difficult on Miranda because communications between the client and server are now encrypted.

I'm not going to say too much about how it works, but I read a bit about game protocol encryption and it basically comes down to using a fast symmetric encryption algorithm, have different keys for every session, and if you can, use an expert's implementation (don't roll your own.)

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