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Is Playing anything WG related a National Security Risk ?

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Does Playing anything WG related, pose a National Security Risk to the US and it's Allies ?

  1. Yes (3 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  2. No (5 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

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WoTBlitzPlayer #1 Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:55 PM

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Given the present Global situation, I'm left wondering whether the WG Russian Network is taking advantage of my compute for some other nefarious purpose. 

I'm guessing you shouldn't be playing it at the workplace, or upon workplace related computing resources....


Edited by WoTBlitzPlayer, 14 April 2018 - 08:56 PM.

 

 

 


Noobieman #2 Posted 15 April 2018 - 12:02 AM

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but the Chinese might ..........................

TinDingo #3 Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:58 AM

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WG itself may not be a risk, however - there are servers controlled by WG which can access software which has ben installed in countless devices (on countless networks) all over the planet.

Some of that software was written by WG but much of it was not (mods, libraries used by WG, etc.).

There are an unknown number of organisations and individuals whose hands have touched the "game" you are running on your device (and network).

There is no one person who can honestly say they know for sure what is being sent to/from your device.

That is simply the world we live in.

Don't play games and do your banking on the same device.


Every system is perfectly designed to produce exactly the results that it produces


Jumper919029291 #4 Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:35 AM

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Simply, NO. If WG actually did anything fishy in terms of your network, especially in the era where network security is very sensitive, they would not be around by now.

만국의 노동자여, 단결하라!

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Neb10k #5 Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:51 PM

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Only if you link to Facebook. The risk being Facebook.

Creighton_Abrams #6 Posted 19 April 2018 - 04:38 PM

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I have to say, I agree with Neb10k on that one. +1 

krad55 #7 Posted 20 April 2018 - 02:22 AM

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Not sure what you mean by "national security risk". If you are a physicist working in a secret facility on some new anti-gravity engine, you probably shouldn't be playing any games on your work computer. Otherwise, it should be relatively safe.

 

However, it is very naive to assume that there is no any kind of data harvesting going on at all. This applies to all games. Meaning that if in some area a concentration of unusually skilled players will be detected, probably IP addresses will be recorded and somebody will look into that data. Then, a surprise like with fitness trackers in military bases, could be coming.



fjvhk #8 Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:34 AM

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Consider all the time spent by people in playing this game instead of doing their job/studies (reminds me of Homer at the nuclear power plant) .

 

This potential loss of productivity may be a point of concern.







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