Re: {Newbie} Possible Bug or Hacker?

From: Jourge Fuzz Bush (modem-burn@geocities.com)
Date: 11/09/98


One I have noticed from all this is that when a person logs in with the
password like D. That's the bug and by not accepting letters not
on the keyboard as a name will fix this. I'm not sure if you need to
change this in the password though.
And could you please copy the name from the log file and paste it in a
e-mail that will give us a better look at the problem.
        - Matt

the Huntress wrote:
>
> Hex representation?  It wasn't in hex.  I can't even type the characters
> that I saw on my screen or in the log files, much less give you a hex
> representation of it...
>
> Cut and paste gives me this, but that's not all of the name:
>
> ?D?
>
> I'll describe it to you.
>
> 1st letter: a small capital d over a c
> 2nd letter: an ene (spanish n with a tilda)
> 3rd letter: a y with two dots over it (german?)
> 4th letter: an upside down ?
> 5th letter: capital D
> 6th letter: an e with two dots over it
> 7th letter: a y with two dots over it
> 8th letter: an upside down ?
>
> If you can make heads or tails of that, I'll solemnly worship you ;)
>
> Vinaya
>
> On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, George wrote:
>
> > On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, the Huntress wrote:
> >
> > >I'm not quite sure if this is a bug or a hacker or who knows what else...
> > >I just had a level 2 player log in, his name was in very strange
> > >characters and the game suddenly crashed.  When I checked the crash log,
> >
> > What is the hex representation of the name?
> >
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