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#1 Posted at 2014-03-01 13:22        
     
I was just wondering if armaholic has a scan on all files to ensure nobody can steal your cd key by downloading a mission file


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#2 Posted at 2014-03-01 13:29        
     
Um. A mission file isn't a program. It can't run itself on your PC and send off registry key values to some random hacker. Also mission file's dont support computer programming languages. SQF is the only one arma supports, so it wouldn't work anyways, since SQF is limited to scripting, and is unable to obtain anything on your hard drive (s).

If it was a utility/tool on the other hand, that could contain malicious code as its not a part of A2 OA. Then again im not sure if Foxhound or Big runs those tools through a few virus scans to see if it's going to steal CD-Keys

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#3 Posted at 2014-03-01 13:39        
     
Hello,
Have you any idea what a simple mission file looks like when you unpbo a mission?
Its basically a script that the editor generates, when a player character and any other assets are added in the editor on a map such additions are what all missions have, an example mission I put together to test a basic infantry squad and commanding them, opening the mission.sqm with armaedit you can see for yourself below that there is no cd key

version=12;
class Mission
{
	addOns[]=
	{
		"A3_Characters_F_BLUFOR",
		"a3_characters_f_beta",
		"a3_map_stratis"
	};
	addOnsAuto[]=
	{
		"A3_Characters_F_BLUFOR",
		"a3_characters_f_beta",
		"a3_map_stratis"
	};
	randomSeed=15404359;
	class Intel
	{
		timeOfChanges=1800.0002;
		startWeather=0.30000001;
		startWind=0.1;
		startWaves=0.1;
		forecastWeather=0.30000001;
		forecastWind=0.1;
		forecastWaves=0.1;
		forecastLightnings=0.1;
		year=2035;
		month=7;
		day=6;
		hour=12;
		minute=0;
		startFogDecay=0.013;
		forecastFogDecay=0.013;
	};
	class Groups
	{
		items=1;
		class Item0
		{
			side="WEST";
			class Vehicles
			{
				items=8;
				class Item0
				{
					position[]={1871.37,5.5,5691.877};
					azimut=70.295601;
					id=0;
					side="WEST";
					vehicle="B_Soldier_SL_F";
					player="PLAYER COMMANDER";
					leader=1;
					rank="SERGEANT";
					skill=0.5;
				};
				class Item1
				{
					position[]={1868.3479,5.5,5685.4844};
					azimut=70.295601;
					id=1;
					side="WEST";
					vehicle="B_soldier_TL_F";
					rank="SERGEANT";
					skill=0.5;
				};
				class Item2
				{
					position[]={1864.9764,5.5,5694.8984};
					azimut=70.295601;
					id=2;
					side="WEST";
					vehicle="B_soldier_AR_F";
					rank="CORPORAL";
					skill=0.44999999;
				};
				class Item3
				{
					position[]={1865.3273,5.5,5679.0903};
					azimut=70.295601;
					id=3;
					side="WEST";
					vehicle="B_soldier_AR_F";
					skill=0.40000001;
				};
				class Item4
				{
					position[]={1858.5836,5.5,5697.9199};
					azimut=70.295601;
					id=4;
					side="WEST";
					vehicle="B_soldier_AAR_F";
					skill=0.40000001;
				};
				class Item5
				{
					position[]={1862.3058,5.5,5672.6982};
					azimut=70.295601;
					id=5;
					side="WEST";
					vehicle="B_soldier_LAT_F";
					rank="CORPORAL";
					skill=0.44999999;
				};
				class Item6
				{
					position[]={1852.1908,5.5,5700.9409};
					azimut=70.295601;
					id=6;
					side="WEST";
					vehicle="B_medic_F";
					skill=0.40000001;
				};
				class Item7
				{
					position[]={1859.2848,5.5,5666.3052};
					azimut=70.295601;
					id=7;
					side="WEST";
					vehicle="B_soldier_A_F";
					skill=0.40000001;
				};
			};
		};
	};
};
class Intro
{
	addOns[]=
	{
		"a3_map_stratis"
	};
	addOnsAuto[]=
	{
		"a3_map_stratis"
	};
	randomSeed=4791655;
	class Intel
	{
		timeOfChanges=1800.0002;
		startWeather=0.30000001;
		startWind=0.1;
		startWaves=0.1;
		forecastWeather=0.30000001;
		forecastWind=0.1;
		forecastWaves=0.1;
		forecastLightnings=0.1;
		year=2035;
		month=7;
		day=6;
		hour=12;
		minute=0;
		startFogDecay=0.013;
		forecastFogDecay=0.013;
	};
};
class OutroWin
{
	addOns[]=
	{
		"a3_map_stratis"
	};
	addOnsAuto[]=
	{
		"a3_map_stratis"
	};
	randomSeed=11365148;
	class Intel
	{
		timeOfChanges=1800.0002;
		startWeather=0.30000001;
		startWind=0.1;
		startWaves=0.1;
		forecastWeather=0.30000001;
		forecastWind=0.1;
		forecastWaves=0.1;
		forecastLightnings=0.1;
		year=2035;
		month=7;
		day=6;
		hour=12;
		minute=0;
		startFogDecay=0.013;
		forecastFogDecay=0.013;
	};
};
class OutroLoose
{
	addOns[]=
	{
		"a3_map_stratis"
	};
	addOnsAuto[]=
	{
		"a3_map_stratis"
	};
	randomSeed=7684806;
	class Intel
	{
		timeOfChanges=1800.0002;
		startWeather=0.30000001;
		startWind=0.1;
		startWaves=0.1;
		forecastWeather=0.30000001;
		forecastWind=0.1;
		forecastWaves=0.1;
		forecastLightnings=0.1;
		year=2035;
		month=7;
		day=6;
		hour=12;
		minute=0;
		startFogDecay=0.013;
		forecastFogDecay=0.013;
	};
};

So to answer your question, no, no one can steal a cd key through a mission.


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#4 Posted at 2014-03-01 14:01        
     
Thank you all for the answers im new to this stuff so I don't know much about it but thanks again:)


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#5 Posted at 2014-03-01 14:17        
     
In addition to the above.
We do of course take care before adding certain files to our archives. We do host certain utilities though and we can never guarantee if their behavior can not damage your property. Most times we will add a warning to such a downloadpage.

At all times it is your own responsibility to think before acting! Just installing anything you can download without taking care of what you download is not the right way to handle things.
I can say we take great care to make sure (for as much as we can) all the things you can download from us are genuine! We always keep a close eye on the feedback and if we do not trust a file we do not upload it to our own servers.

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#6 Posted at 2014-03-01 23:28        
     
Supporting Foxhound and his site, I have to say after all these years of being a member of this site, and coming to the site almost daily, and downloading the number of addons, mods, scripts, act,. even submitting work of my own for download I have never come across any files, that I downloaded that I ever had any problems, or issues with, so you can rest assure that armaholic is a safe, secure and legit site for downloading files for the Arma series games!