I would be lying to you if I said that at first I knew exactly how this had been done, but after conducting a thorough investigation into the matter, I have detected, and subsequently fixed, a security hole in our highscores page of our website that allowed a well-informed and intelligent attacker to do almost anything they please to the server.
As soon as I realized that this was where the hacker had gained entry to do the things he'd done, I patched the hole in the code, and we are now fully secure.To my knowledge, no database was leaked, nothing nefarious like that happened...so that's a very good thing. We rolled back to a state right before the attacker had created these items, and I know that this had upset a great many players, but keep in mind folks, it was less than 24 hrs of a rollback, and it reversed a lot of damage that happened during that time frame. This was the cleanest and simplest way for us to recover from the attack.
Prior to this, we had somebody DDoSing our website and as a direct result creating issues in our game server as well. I added new firewall rules and reconfigured various server applications, and now this shouldn't be a concern in the future at all anymore.
On top of this, in a recent update I'd introduced login packet encryption with private key handshake RSA-4096 encryption. This should prevent any man-in-the-middle attacks from grabbing your login information, as well as thwart certain kinds of bots. Packets that are not for logging in are also mildly encrypted now, for extra security. Not as heavily, by any means, but well enough to make certain types of macro programs simply stop working, such as WPE Pro and anything designed like Autorune.
New players will now spawn in tutorial island, again. There is an option to skip the tutorial island, in the wrench menu at the top right of your client, for players whom don't need the tutorial island. You will spawn in edgeville once you are done with the tutorial island or if you skip it.
There is a new DM arena which we have designed and will be putting to good use very soon here. It's going to have 4 areas for 1v1 combat and a safe zone in the middle for spectating the players that are death matching.
I've been working on adding a rotating(periodically moving) clan territory to the wilderness. To own the area, you will need to be the only clan standing in it for a minute or longer. If another clan enters the territory, the territory will be in dispute and you will have to fight and kill them to maintain your ownership of it. This will be in an upcoming update very soon.
e will soon be adding a dungeon underneath Edgeville. It will be accessible via the ladder in the Edgeville bank. Details on this are not yet fully decided, or I'd give you a better description.
Last but not least, very soon I will be re-adding the PK point shop from back in November. This was a popular shop where you spend points you get from killing other players in the wilderness. You can buy all sorts of things related to player killing, such as R2Hs, A2Hs, ruby amulets of strength, strength potions, swordfish, etc.
Well guys, that's what's been going on behind the scenes here lately. I know I haven't made a detailed post in a while but a lot has been going on that's prevented me from doing such. Here it is now for you though, and I'm back in full force development mode for you guys! Hope you guys enjoy what we have coming!
Great job and effort and thank you for informing the community on whats been going on, and what WILL go on in the new future.+1 Moody + Hixk
Selling Max skill cape. Has all cape powers
You also need to have 99 in every skill to equip it. And the shop sells it for 500K 😋
Everything's awesome glad to be informed. Thank you.
Way to put in work Dev, keep it up bro!
This is why you sanitize your inputs.
Nice. Looking forward to the territory update as well.
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