Re: Games (faking scores and things btw)
- From: Russell Nelson <nelson crynwr com>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Games (faking scores and things btw)
- Date: 26 Jan 1998 12:45:10 -0000
> Having worked in session-management support for same-gnome i'm facing
> a pretty problem. It's the same problem all saved games have. The users
> can edit them. So anyone can have 100,000 points (5 times the best score
> possible...) or more very easily...
> What can we do? I think that we've four options:
> 1. Ignore the issue. But if we ignore it why take the effort of checking that
> the program that wants writing into the score-log is a real gnome program?
Source is available for modification; therefore the program cannot be
trusted; therefore the database cannot be trusted. Don't worry about it.
-russ <email@example.com> http://web.crynwr.com/~nelson
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