Greg Hog$und & Gary Mc$raw self proclaimed hacking expert..
Never noticed this until now, although it has been out for over a year:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34-UCGc6SfE&videos=iCiWDFtaMsk&playnext_from=TL&playnext=1
A self promoting video about Greg Hoglund's "Exploiting Games" book.
After reading some of his stuff from time to time, and after watching that.. What an egotistical jerk!
And a guy that oddly looks like a cross between Quentin Tarantino and Corey Feldman.
Also this Gary McGraw guy also self proclaimed "expert"..
"Expert" because they call them self one. In reality, just some of the most vocal.
Just because you label things with a fancy buzzword and titles, and then do a lot grandstanding doesn't make you the
inventor and the expert, does it?
His books should be called: "exploiting the public", or "exploiting the fool" (of those unknowledgeable in the area).
As if he is the only one doing this, as if he discovered these things him self..
Not like dozens if not hundreds were doing it before you even thought about it Greg!
His egotistical arrogance leads him to think he is the only one, and the best one at it on top of that!
So, you figured out how to teleport in a game?
Yea? I got news for you pal, we called it "teleporting" (or something else) a long time ago!
You can call it (drum roll please) "telehack" or invent more buzz words, but it was probably done a long time before you even thought of it.
Long before there was even a WOW.. For instance UO that was out in 1997 that's about eight years before that you
(Incidentally, my own wording I call "zone teleport", or "interzone teleport" for zone to zone teleports, and "intrazone teleport" for inside zone ones. Wee!, now where is my book?)
Most intelligent people would use teleporting to their own advantage just to travel around the world to help them level and farm stuff. Keeping it low profile so they wouldn't invoke the ire, at the least the attention of the developer and not lose the ability, and, or, accounts.Not
to use such things to greif players with.
You out and out say, how fun it is to teleport in and out on players and kill them??
Calling other players "tadpoles"?? The arrogance, the irresponsibility, the stupidity..
Yours truly, had near complete GM (Game Master) commands in more then one game at my disposal in the past.
Completely legal, through reverse engineering (with no network hacking).
But I never used these or anything else to grief players.
I used it for my self, not even trusting "me and my buddies" on the exact details.
If you (Greg) found something half as interesting you would certainly make sure everyone knew about it.
Today I will proclaim myself: the Expert, leading technologist, the Guru, President, King, Jesus and the god of all I survey.
In the end I suppose it's all planed and he is not so stupid.
He has foresight enough to turn game hacking and malware construction into something profitable by selling books, "security" consultation, seminars, government contracts, what ever..
It was wise to ride the most common denominator WOW (World Of Warcraft). To a lot of people WOW is the first, and only MORPG ever created.
And, in some way have admire him for having the gall to want to be the "Microsoft" of the MOG game hacking world.
Making and promoting big buzzwords for things he most certainly didn't invent (but apparently thinks he did),
publicly promoting him self to get people call him "the" expert, etc.