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2012 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (2011)
Oakland, California USA
May 22, 2011 to May 25, 2011
ISSN: 1081-6011
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4402-1
pp: 506-520
We present a generic tool, Kartograph, that lifts the fog of war in online real-time strategy games by snooping on the memory used by the game. Kartograph is passive and cannot be detected remotely. Motivated by these passive attacks, we present secure protocols for distributing game state among players so that each client only has data it is allowed to see. Our system, Open Conflict, runs real-time games with distributed state. To support our claim that Open Conflict is sufficiently fast for real-time strategy games, we show the results of an extensive study of 1000 replays of Star craft II games between expert players. At the peak of a typical game, Open Conflict needs only 22 milliseconds on one CPU core each time state is synchronized.
multi-player games, map hacks
Dan Boneh, Jocelyn Lagarenne, Mike Hamburg, Elie Bursztein, "OpenConflict: Preventing Real Time Map Hacks in Online Games", 2012 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, vol. 00, no. , pp. 506-520, 2011, doi:10.1109/SP.2011.28
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