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Attention: do NOT post content of your Game.prefs or send it to anyone

By on May 16, 2009 7:45:39 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

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Since this issue is getting more publicly known, I just want to warn new players not to give away the content of your Game.prefs (for technical support purposes for example).

 

Your Impulse Account Password is in there, unencrypted.

 

GPG-Servo said, that they will do something about it, but so far, it hasn't changed.

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May 16, 2009 9:59:38 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Hello guys,

You have a chance to win a free car and computer if you send me your credit card details and your game.pref file!! This is no scam, it really works!!

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May 16, 2009 10:07:46 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting DalzK,
Hello guys,

You have a chance to win a free car and computer if you send me your credit card details and your game.pref file!! This is no scam, it really works!!

 

DO NOT LISTEN TO HIM! HE LIEEEEEESSSSS!

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May 16, 2009 1:08:54 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting DalzK,
Hello guys,

You have a chance to win a free car and computer if you send me your credit card details and your game.pref file!! This is no scam, it really works!!

 

It's true! I just won a 6 core Pc made of solid gold!

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May 16, 2009 1:10:13 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I am rocking a brand new Ford Mustang after sending in my game.pref and winning!  Thanks DalzK!

Everyone, you gotta try this!

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May 16, 2009 1:12:27 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting DalzK,
Hello guys,

You have a chance to win a free car and computer if you send me your credit card details and your game.pref file!! This is no scam, it really works!!

This guy sounds legit.

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May 16, 2009 1:13:37 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Holy shit I just got starcraft 2 and diablo 3 beta on the computer! THANKS [email protected]

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May 16, 2009 6:13:58 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Erm, great to see you guys are having fun but this is not a far fetched scenario.Why would a user not provide his game.prefs? Who would suspect that sensible, unencrypted information is stored in it after all?

This problem has been known for a month now and we had several patches already. IMO this is a nasty security problem and should be fixed ASAP (as promised).

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May 16, 2009 6:30:35 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Not only that, certain unmentionable things could even send this password to someone. Not a problem if it were encrypted.

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May 16, 2009 9:16:12 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

No joke! Check out the phatty Veyron and awesome pad for sex parties this got me!

 

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May 16, 2009 11:10:52 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

 The OP makes a valid point about a security flaw. This should be discussed and the impact should be evaluated. Unfortunately this seems impossible in this forum

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May 17, 2009 1:18:04 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Hey we are just having a bit of fun Stardock are aware or the issue and they are going to change the location of it (or maybe encrypt it?). It is certainly a valid point and people should take it seriously. Im supried there at least isnt an official mention of this so all users are aware their pass/username is in the game.prefs file.

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November 20, 2009 3:02:08 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Still in there. v1.20

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November 20, 2009 7:56:13 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting DalzK,
Hello guys,

You have a chance to win a free car and computer if you send me your credit card details and your game.pref file!! This is no scam, it really works!!
I JUST WON A MERCEDES BENZ!!!!!

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November 20, 2009 8:44:27 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

OH btw I have candy in my Van....

 

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November 20, 2009 11:52:23 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I can't believe no one posted this. It's a bit late now, but here you go:

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November 20, 2009 3:03:23 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

wow, it's right up in the top, i was freaking out for a minute thinking i may have unintentionally given it to people at one of my lans when sharing the game.

 

i don't really see the point in it being there at all though..

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