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12-10-2010 @ 7:04PM
I keep feeling like people are missing the point here. It doesn't matter what limits blizzard places on addons. That's not what he's saying.What he *is* trying to say, is that your addon client could be downloading anything that calls itself "generic addon 12" regardless of whether it's the actual addon or whether a hacker got into the guys addon account and uploaded a virus-laden addon. Because you're not actually looking at the files that are getting installed, you can't see whether or not there's a .exe that's being installed.Yes, curse monitors addons for viruses. Mostly through feedback. Which means that people get the virus first, and then leave feedback. Which means that people had to get issues in the first place.If you consider the potential of sneaking a /exe into an addon the morning of a big expansion, just the number of people downloading it each second is going to give someone a lot of information. Yeah, it'll get reported and taken down. But not before x number of people installed it to their computers.Seriously. I don't care how long you've been in the "tech" business, or what you think blizzard limits addons to. The point, again, is that you could end up downloading something other than an addon. LUA itself might be limited, but you're not necessarily just getting LUA.
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