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nomadwanderer
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎03-06-2013

Launcher wont start game? netbios over TCPIP is a security risk..Do not turn on. This Wasn't mentioned as required..

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This question&answer talks about the launcher not starting the game even if it installs and updates correctly.

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Miscellaneous-Issues/Game-has-installed-successfully-but-after-clicking-pla...

 

"The answer says to turn on netbios over tcp/ip."

 

Please read more about it on line before doing it...I would not recommend doing that, but make your own INFORMED choice...

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetBIOS_over_TCP/IP

 

  • Two such vulnerable network protocols that provide services are: the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol and NetBIOS over TCP/IP. Both services can reveal incredible amounts of detail and vital, security information about an exposed network. [...] NetBIOS over TCP/IP and SMB provide recurring vectors for malicious attacks upon a network. Specifically, NetBIOS provides attackers with a means to map the network and also freely navigate a compromised intranet..[....]disabling both services in such scenarios can greatly enhance the security status of a network.

 

It's not just Wikipedia either that says this service is a HUGE security risk and should be deactivated.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=netbios+over+TCPIP+is+a+security+risk

 

Pretty much all of the sites say the same thing.. Do NOT Turn this on.

 

Why is this insecure antiquated protocol that the world is trying to get away from needed?

 

 Microsoft ships windows 7 with it deactivated because it's a risk they want defaulted to OFF, and if you turn it on, and get hacked, well.. you turned it on.

 

I'm asking for a refund. I'm not getting my network scanned, and attacked because of some shortcuts Simcity Developers/EA took.

 

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turtlemcsquirtle
Posts: 59
Registered: ‎03-06-2013

Re: netbios over TCPIP is a security risk..Do not turn on. This Wasn't mentioned as required..

Another reason to want a refund.

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nomadwanderer
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎03-06-2013

Re: netbios over TCPIP is a security risk..Do not turn on. This Wasn't mentioned as required..

We need to hear back from Simcity devs.... people don't realize they are jeopardizing their computers/home networks to play this game.

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kcbates
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎03-05-2013

Re: Launcher wont start game? netbios over TCPIP is a security risk..Do not turn on. This Wasn't mentioned as required..


nomadwanderer wrote:

This question&answer talks about the launcher not starting the game even if it installs and updates correctly.

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Miscellaneous-Issues/Game-has-installed-successfully-but-after-clicking-pla...

 

"The answer says to turn on netbios over tcp/ip."

 

Please read more about it on line before doing it...I would not recommend doing that, but make your own INFORMED choice...

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetBIOS_over_TCP/IP

 

  • Two such vulnerable network protocols that provide services are: the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol and NetBIOS over TCP/IP. Both services can reveal incredible amounts of detail and vital, security information about an exposed network. [...] NetBIOS over TCP/IP and SMB provide recurring vectors for malicious attacks upon a network. Specifically, NetBIOS provides attackers with a means to map the network and also freely navigate a compromised intranet..[....]disabling both services in such scenarios can greatly enhance the security status of a network.

 

It's not just Wikipedia either that says this service is a HUGE security risk and should be deactivated.

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=netbios+over+TCPIP+is+a+security+risk

 

Pretty much all of the sites say the same thing.. Do NOT Turn this on.

 

Why is this insecure antiquated protocol that the world is trying to get away from needed?

 

 Microsoft ships windows 7 with it deactivated because it's a risk they want defaulted to OFF, and if you turn it on, and get hacked, well.. you turned it on.

 

I'm asking for a refund. I'm not getting my network scanned, and attacked because of some shortcuts Simcity Developers/EA took.

 


Chatting now with EA to provide an alternate solution to the temporary one I found regarding the NetBIOS over TCP/IP. Will update once i know something - being escalated to expert support as I type this

 

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bodefuceta
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎01-25-2013

Re: Launcher wont start game? netbios over TCPIP is a security risk..Do not turn on. This Wasn't mentioned as required..

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Ive played for 16hours without this "fix"

 

but today looks like the game is crashing.

 

so it is viable to say that there is something wrong with their servers - not with our connection..

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kcbates
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎03-05-2013

Re: Launcher wont start game? netbios over TCPIP is a security risk..Do not turn on. This Wasn't mentioned as required..

I have initated a refund with them. They have no way of communicating a fix when available. SoI guess i have to keep watching the forums...