August 12, 2007

Under the Surface of Azeroth

Who says you can't mix work with pleasure? I've done both in my latest article, Under the Surface of Azeroth: A Network Baseline and Security Analysis of Blizzard's World of Warcraft.

Do you know someone at work who runs a few raids during lunch? Does this World of Warcraft activity on a public network pose a security risk for the end user? Should the usage of World of Warcraft across the network be a concern for an enterprise network administrator? Does the World of Warcraft game client pose a risk to enterprise security?

I've analyzed the operation of World of Warcraft, step by step. How does the World of Warcraft upgrade process work? How much bandwidth does World of Warcraft use? I've included trace files and utilization graphs for the complete story. Read it all here:

Under the Surface of Azeroth: A Network Baseline and Security Analysis of Blizzard's World of Warcraft

Posted by james_messer at August 12, 2007 09:26 PM

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