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#3742000 Information about DDOS, Skype & Changing IP's

Posted hoodrych on 10 August 2012 - 11:08 PM

I know there are several of these with some of the same information, but it seems that people are either lazy or uninformed.

If you're playing in a tournament or streaming, you will need to prepare for and prevent DDOS attacks.

It's incredibly frustrating for the people being DDOS'd, especially when it effects their streams or tournaments. However, I feel some people are not using the internet and available information to protect themselves. The process of changing IP's and Skypes has been documented, but still, the same people have the same Skypes and continuously fall back on "I've rebooted my router" or "I called and my ISP and they said I can't".

Understanding DDOS/DOS:

One common method of attack involves saturating the target machine with external communications requests, such that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic, or responds so slowly as to be rendered effectively unavailable.

Essentially, your internet becomes overwhelmed with incoming requests and you eventually just go offline. This is why your Skype will usually become robotoic or some services will be available/slow while others aren't.

How it happens:

The attacker get's your IP address. The most common method is Skype. The WoW community is kind of shit so people who you may think are your friend will share your Skype username, or someone without "Stream Privacy" will accidently leak your username. That is all the attacker needs to find it, it doesn't matter how it happens - the bottom line is once your Skype is available, you are compromised. There are methods of using a proxy server to connect to Skype, but honestly once it's compromised I'd just make a new one to be sure.

Prevention:

Static IP and Dynamic IP's

The most common misconception is that people think they have static IP's and it cannot be changed. Unless you actually have this information specified in your network/router properties:

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Then you most likely have a Dynamic IP address. Most people will keep the same Dynamic IP for an extended period of time (could last years, and this is where the confusion lies). This is due to the MAC Address of their router (and DHCP leases) This is why simple /release and /renew from command prompt does not work.

To prevent further DOS attacks, it is very important to understand how obtaining a new IP is possible, and how your internet/router functions in the way of just getting your last IP address.

DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (aka the server that gives you an IP Address)
Media Access Control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces
Local IP Address - ex. 192.168.0.1, 10.0.0.1
Public IP Adddress - http://www.whatismyip.com/ (aka will never be in the local format)

1. Your router has a MAC Address of 1:2:3:4:5. This is a physical address assigned in the hardware/software.
2. It establishes connection to the DHCP server, and will be assigned an IP Address. The DHCP server records the MAC Address of the router, so that it can hand it the same IP if it becomes disconnected.
3. The DHCP server says Ok, here is your IP Address. (75.75.75.2)
4. Your internet is active and your public IP is (75.75.75.2)

DDOS Happens

1. You go to command prompt and /release /renew, a common practice for changing your IP.
2. You come back online, go to http://www.whatismyip.com/ and have the same address (75.75.75.2)
3. You turn off your router/modem for 10 minutes. You come back online and have the same public IP (75.75.75.2)

THIS IS BECAUSE YOUR ROUTERS MAC ADDRESS IS SAVED IN THE DHCP SERVER. When the DHCP server see's your MAC address (1:2:3:4:5) it just assigns it the same IP it has in it's records (75.75.75.2).

(Obviously there are exceptions to this, some people get new IP's from just resetting or /release /renew, but often times that will only work on a random or first time basis, as the DHCP Lease was probably very old.)

Understanding MAC Address cloning:

Most routers have the functionality to clone your MAC Address. Essentially, you are able to put a disguise on your routers physical MAC address (1:2:3:4:5). Let's say it disguises it as (5:2:3:4:1) so that when it connects to the DHCP server, the DHCP server says "hey, I don't remember this MAC address"... therefore treats it as a new guest and assigns it a new IP Address.

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Once you understand the process, it becomes fairly simple to continuously clone your MAC Address (can change just one or two numbers, randomize it, etc.) and obtain a new IP almost on-demand. It is EXTREMELY important that you make a new Skype, as if you change your IP and use your old Skype, the attacker can just obtain your new IP Address again.

I recommend anyone who is having DDOS issues to firstly figure out how to connect to your routers web interface (like the image above). It is a fairly simple process and requires you to login as an Administrator (default credentials can be found by googling)

http://www.techspot....r-ip-addresses/

Follow the steps below to successfully release your DHCP Lease, Clone your MAC Address, Renew your DHCP lease and obtain a new IP.
  • Type 192.168.1.1 in your Internet address bar.
  • Enter the password. If you have not chosen a password, use the factory default password of "admin." No username is required.
  • Go to status.
  • Click DHCP Release.
  • Under Setup in the grey bar go to Mac Address clone on the blue bar.
  • Click enable, then click clone pcs Mac address. Save settings.
  • Unplug the modem, but keep the router plugged in. (aka unpluged the Coax if you have 1 device)
  • With the modem (internet/coax) unplugged, go to status.
  • Click DHCP renew.
  • Plug in modem.
  • Wait 1 minute and press refresh. Your new IP address should be there.

Make a new Skype, educate yourself about the process of DHCP and MAC Address cloning, get a new IP.

tldr; avoid getting disconnected by 14year olds on foreign shells by changing your ip address through MAC address cloning and getting a new skype even though it's a fuckin hassle to re-add your friends, follow my fuckin stream

http://www.twitch.tv/hoodrychx

- hr


#3798563 PvP Gear upgrades for conquest points on PTR

Posted Kettu on 02 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

View PostWildeHilde, on 02 November 2012 - 02:35 PM, said:

Well last season everyone complained about inactive ladders, now everyone whines as there are incentives to play. This very community gave the clear feedback that we want reasons to continue playing and not sit on rating.
How exactly is this supposed to make the ladders more active? (rating inflation+gear change)

-This will just make the ladders even more inactive, as there won't be any point in trying to get high ratings before the last 2 weeks of season because of rating inflation.
-People tend to get their cap from RBGs / 2v2. Having to play those 2 more will lead to less time available for 3v3 -> less activity in 3v3.

The solution to making the ladders more active is to merge the battlegroups and fix the queue system. Simple as that. If there are not many teams playing, how is a change on the rating system supposed to increase activity?

People tend to play arenas for fun. Not because they want to get the best possible gear and then stop. If the change goes live, you'll get the best possible gear maybe 1-2weeks before the season ends. How dumb is that? How can you even defend this change? If someone decides to sit on high rating, it's his own choice. They've propably played well to get that high, they have the right to hang around on that rating if they want to. They have the choice of camping for a title or the choice of playing for fun. It's their decision. Who are you to judge what they are supposed to do? From what I've heard, you've only got experience from the spectator side of arena. Sure, as a spectator you might think that this change brings more competition and action into arena. But it simply doesn't.

And what comes to boosting. The same people who bought the 2.2k boosts will just end up buying 2.4k 2.7k 3k 3.3k 3.6k 3.9k boosts etc. You really think this change will stop people from buying boosts?

Changing the rating system midseason would be dumb. Changing the rating system without testing the new system properly beforehand is even more dumb. The rating system has been changed a few times before, and every single time there were plenty of bugs and problems.

TLDR: The change would:
-lower overall arena activity
-remove competition from arena apart from last 2 weeks of season
-increase gear differences between players (There should be no gear differences in pvp expect for visual differences)
-make it mandatory to play RBGs if you don't want to fall too far from others on gear
-make gearing more than 1 alt pretty much impossible for normal people
-fuck up arena statistics (inbefore lolwhocares) Skilled 3.9k exp'd warrior LF team!11! etc. (atm it's pretty easy to check if people are terrible or not just by glancing through their achis / statistics / gems / enchants / reforges
-Won't affect the boosting business much of at all
-Current rating system is shit, but the change would make it even more shit.
-You are an idiot.


#3798578 PvP Gear upgrades for conquest points on PTR

Posted Domesauce on 02 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

View PostBloobungle, on 02 November 2012 - 07:43 PM, said:

Do you continue to queue when you know there is absolutely no chance of gaining points?

I'm gonna go ahead and rank Conquest points on the very fucking bottom of the reasons why I queue.


#3738642 [Music] What are you listening to?

Posted Canas! on 04 August 2012 - 10:04 AM




#3557008 League of Legends fanbois

Posted Moonies on 21 November 2011 - 01:39 PM

thanks man for your professional and experienced insight


#3528970 Blizzcon/Curse IRL Pics (Braindeadly, Jimos, etc)

Posted Djandawg on 25 October 2011 - 09:57 AM

View PostL0Liver, on 25 October 2011 - 07:47 AM, said:

Mia rose is so fking ugly...

View Postjizoke, on 25 October 2011 - 08:45 AM, said:

I'm sure A LOT of people would NOT go if she came at them.

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#3527044 Another day in the life of Snutz

Posted Animalcrackr on 23 October 2011 - 07:24 PM

yo wadup
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#3526307 Because this will be posted here eventually

Posted hoodrych on 23 October 2011 - 05:03 AM

Won't disclose information my ass.. seems like the community needs some clarification

Let's go back to the beginning of TR. Snutz, Toez and I had paired up with confidence since WLS was good and Warriors were looking like the best melee class. WLS beat DKLS which was running rampant, and stomped most caster cleaves (pre-patched shamans were talking), and generally felt like one of the strongest comps on TR. We never got to play as much as we wanted because Snutz was never around as he just got his first girlfriend and lost his virginity, frequently asking me for sex advice and telling me about his girlfriend's yeast infection. We got maybe 2 decent sessions in on the first week of TR, and easily held 1st place, putting most of our confidence in what felt like a very strong WLS comp.

Then blizzard patches mid TR, warrior 2h damage was nerfed by 8%, rogue damage was buffed by 6%, DK unholy buffed and the soul swap nerf hurt us as well. We started having trouble with teams like Diziet's cleave, who we had no trouble with before. RLS was getting hard, DKLS seemed so much different than before and Shadowplay close to impossible after the spriest buffs. We had 2 teams going with 1 that was 100% safe for qualification. We didn't have the same confidence as before the patch and were pretty frustrated by lack of practice, but mainly by lack of playtime because of Snutzs first girlfriend.

At this time we were approached by Pookz who was concerned with qualifying and was scared his DK/Mage/Priest would be hit too hard with the frost DK nerf. We eventually agreed to give them some games on our alt team, put them in qual range, and they'd give us a game on our main team (which was already qual'd). This happened and was fairly easy to organize as it was the last day of Season 9 and most players were queuing on live. A week passes with no changes to the top 8. With about 2-3 days left before TR ends, and with Snutz showing no sign of trying to be on to practice or committing, Toez decided to leave and try to qualify a last minute Shadowplay with Shouri/Imbadz. Toez came forward and told me he would do this, which I respected and understood. However, this did not go well. They capped out at around rank 15 and it seemed Toez,Snutz and I were destined to go to regional's un-confident and more so just for the free trip.

1 day before TR ends, Snutz comes online and tries to get our WLS to play and Toez isn't having it. Toez had no desire to play with Snutz since he was never on and was screwing our WLS out of practice. After seeing how the EU TR was dominated by MLS, Snutz starts queuing  with Kollektiv and Pookz, they do EXTREMELY well and go something like 60-3 up to almost qual range. Kollektiv of course is already teaming up with Massive/Nadagast and can't really commit to this new MLS team. This is where Toez comes in. Toez wanted to qual really bad and came "CrawlingBack" to Snutz to try a last minute MLS run. This went well. MLS dominated all the DKLS and melee cleaves, and had a very good shot at beating EG's Shadowplay. I had no problem with any of these players before this. I wasn't told they were going to try MLS, and how it would potentially screw me out of qualifying. I feel it was pretty shitty on their part to go behind my back knowing it would screw me over. Look, I understand the game is all about Comp. I would never deny them a much better shot at winning if they needed to play with a Mage. I understand the game changes and at that point MLS was a much better option than WLS. Was it a shitty way to go about it? Absolutely. Not to mention the DK/Mage/Priest (Phil/Mackenzie) team that Pookz was going to qualify with? Yeah, they'd be screwed out by this as well.


Now was I upset or bitter at the time? Sure. Did I revenge "hack" anyone, No. Did I delete any characters? No. May I have provided someone who was upset about this situation as well with a few battle net e-mails? Maybe. Last day of TR and around mid afternoon there is word going around that Snutz got hacked, with his character deleted. I looked into this and found it hilarious, thinking that there is no way for them to come back from a hacked/banned account on the last day of TR, since TR REGISTRATION HAD BEEN CLOSED FOR WEEKS even if they bought a new account. Thinking back to the time where Crysalids RLS got hacked FOUR DAYS before a TR ended and there was no possibility of qualifying again, well unfortunately they didn't have a Pookz on their team. 1 hour letter Snutz's MLS is online and queuing arena. How was this possible? His account was hacked/banned, his character no longer existed on armory... and TR registration was closed. In comes Kalgan. Pookz apparently called Kalgan (Lead Developer of Blizzard) on his cellphone and told him the situation. Kalgan got Snutz a brand new TR registered account, his lock restored on that NEW account, MMR restored and invited to the team as well even when inviting was DISABLED. This was known because right after the phone call, Pookz came in skype bragging about how he just called his "pal kalgan" and got everything fixed. I guess it is about who you know. I've also heard that Pookz was "hacked" shortly after, and had a ban lifted on his account in under an hour. (we've all seen this process take a few days at least)


Regardless of all there setbacks, 2 hours left before TR ends and Snutz MLS is top 12. They're spamming games trying to qual and are getting within 100 rating, but at the same time getting tanked by Diziets Dk/Rog/Sham cleave. Venruki/Sodah/Valrath are also top 8 and 100% qual'd at this point, and begin queuing on an alt team and alt chars. They get Snutz's team, what do you think happens? We all know Complexity.Red was Sodah/Venruki/Snutz.

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Even when Toez (Crawlingback) MISSED A QUEUE, they went in 3v2 and Sodah/Ven/Val gave them the win. This put them at within 10 rating of qualification, with only 30 minutes left before the server shut down. EG's shadowplay witnessed all this, and decided to get on one of their high teams as Double healer/lock to 45min draw snipe them. They got in the same game, and after about 15 minutes Cdew DC'd - which gave Snutz MLS the win and enough points to qualify. The snipe ended up biting EG in the ass pretty hard, while unfortunate but pretty funny as well.


Now don't get me wrong, Pookz/Snutz/Toez are obivously all top tier and could most likely qualify regardless. Do they deserve it? Maybe. Do others deserve to have gone? Possibly. It all comes down to Blizzard being irresponsible and not labeling this as an Arena Tournament. They didn't say anything about a top 8, or a LAN tournament, they just didn't clarify anything which in the end gives them the power to do whatever the fuck they want. Benys/Crysalid/Reckful were the RLS that qualified. Why did Venoma/Gravemind/Reckful show up to regionals? (Hint: rhymes with Dalgan) Since when were players allowed to just be substituted at the last minute... I thought this is the reason they make you play on your own account? They did whatever they want and invited whoever they wanted, and made it look legit by personally helping players they are friends with.

When it's all said and done Snutz MLS played well, which is surprising considering I'm sure they had almost no practice. They may have fucked me and others over which you could call a dick move, but they still won a ton of money, so congrats to them. However that 2-3 PHD finals loss might be the perfect definition of what karma tastes like, just sayin'.


tldr; snutz gf has yeast, people got fucked outta qualifying, win trading happens every tr whether you believe/like it or not, snutz mls won a ton of money from a shit game; karmas a bitch.

best,
hr


#3526158 Another day in the life of Snutz

Posted Koshimo on 23 October 2011 - 02:09 AM

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#3526153 Another day in the life of Snutz

Posted Animalcrackr on 23 October 2011 - 02:00 AM

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#3525853 PHD going to the final

Posted Filovirus on 23 October 2011 - 01:02 AM

Blizzcon - 2

Snutz - 0


#3463931 World Champion in the Dating Scene

Posted Slappywag on 31 August 2011 - 04:17 AM

Jirz seems like a fuckin' fag.


#3451139 kids tehse days...

Posted Zunniyaki on 23 August 2011 - 05:52 PM

View Postitankwizards, on 23 August 2011 - 05:33 PM, said:


i used to spend my whole day outside, run around and do shit like bullying fat kids and do just nonsense
hitting my face against the edge of a fridgerator leaving a scar under my eye, hitting my friends with sticks, playing football and laughing at the stupidity of girls (iwas so smart back then already to realize that men are much more intelligent)





#3449523 Screenshot what your "Transmogrification gear" will look like

Posted inhume on 22 August 2011 - 05:55 PM

if you don't have the gear, you won't be able to make anything look like it. so it sucks for ppl who sold stuff like T3 to clear up bank space.


#3444587 What are you doing on WoW ?

Posted Saracens on 19 August 2011 - 06:09 PM

View PostNekrozxoxo, on 19 August 2011 - 06:07 PM, said:

Get blazed and do bg's B)

How does one get "Blazed"?  It sounds dangerous.




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