Thursday, November 25, 2004

Authentication in Half-Life 2 works

The BBC reports that accounts in the popular game Half-Life 2 have been cancelled by the manufacturer. The developers were able to require authentication for the online part of the game, and have been able to shut them down.

I am not sure why they are so enthusiastic about it. I remember that authentication of multiplayer accounts was common as far back as Starcraft. Besides, it is evident that there will be a crack soon. Soon did I say? What about right now?

3 comments:

Andrew Ducker said...

Re-read that link - it's not a crack - it's been identified as an account-stealer!

Andres Guadamuz said...

Hi Andrew,

The first one is an account stealer, the others are not, although they seem to be NO-CD patches and keygens.

Andres Guadamuz said...

Hi Andrew,

The first one is an account stealer, the others are not, although they seem to be NO-CD patches and keygens.