GrantTheAnt commented on Hacking and StarCraft 2 days ago
The outage on US West was simply a software failure in the automatic deploy process, not an attack.
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GrantTheAnt commented on Hacking and StarCraft 6 days ago

Hey folks,

Regarding the DOS/DDOS attacks, we have taken action on the perpetrator based on the evidence provided, so thank you for that.

It sounds like the attacks are happening outside of Blizzard’s domain. Ultimately, there is nothing we can do to prevent a DOS (or DDOS) attack which occurs outside of the Blizzard infrastructure.

However, here are some suggestions to try as preventative action:

  • Alert your ISP to the attack, providing as much data as you can. The penalties for DOS attacks are severe these days (even for threatening an attack) and your ISP will likely take this seriously, especially if you have IP addresses and timestamps of the attack. On top of following up with law enforcement, they may be able to provide additional protections on their side.
  • If it’s a DOS attack rather than a DDOS attack, you should be able to configure your router to block all traffic from the IP address. It’s unlikely to be a true DDOS, as these are expensive and non-trivial to coordinate. It’s unlikely to be more than a handful of offending IP addresses that you/your ISP could block.
  • As previously suggested, disable "prefer port 6112" in the SCR options, and ensure your router is not forwarding port 6112. By default, your router should not be permitting random traffic to any port to reach your network. If you have manually forwarded port 6112 or other ports on your router, these are potential vulnerabilities.
  • If you have a dynamic IP address, re-lease your IP address to try to get a different one.
  • As has already been suggested in this thread, using a VPN will allow you to easily cycle through various IP addresses. The VPN provider may also be able to filter out traffic from the offending IP address.
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GrantTheAnt commented on The map Gladiator is still bugged 17 days ago
We’re aware of this issue, but we still haven’t been able to reproduce it in our QA environment yet. Looks like we’ll have to add some more diagnostic info into our next public build to try to get a better understanding of it.
SCIIBalanceTeam submitted Community Update - August 29, 2019 24 days ago

Hey there,

Based on player feedback of this season’s maps, we worked with the maps’ creators to implement a few adjustments. We plan to release an update on Tuesday, 9/3 PDT with the following changes:

Disco Bloodbath LE

  • Moved a Vespene Geyser at the natural base so that a wall-off with one Command Center and three Supply Depots is possible.
  • Moved Cooling Towers so that they fully block off nearby ramps after collapsing.
  • Removed various light flash effects at bases.

Triton LE

  • Expanded Reaper paths such that they now require more than one structure to wall off.
  • Moved various mineral patches that could allow landing Mules to become trapped.

Winter’s Gate LE

  • Expanded Reaper paths such that they now require more than one structure to wall off.
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Matt_Sherman commented on Patch 1.23.0 Notes 30 days ago
The Maintenance Patch; now 1.23.0.6537, is live! Thanks, Matt
Matt_Sherman commented on Patch 1.23.0 Notes 31 days ago
We are rolling back the client version to 1.23.0.6482. Thank you for your patience.
Matt_Sherman commented on Patch 1.23.0 Notes 31 days ago
Sorry for the graphics inconveniences folks, we are looking to hotfix asap.
Matt_Sherman commented on Patch 1.23.0 Notes 31 days ago
Hey earob, Sorry to hear that. Do you know if you are using DX9? We are seeing some incoming crash reports related to this and are investigating. Matt
Matt_Sherman commented on Patch 1.23.0 Notes 31 days ago
Hey all – We’ve just released maintenance patch 1.23.0.6535 which includes code to help us further progress our efforts to squash instabilities. thanks, Matt
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