Hacked ClientsWhat you people don't realize, is that a "hacked" client (Nodus for example), is no different to a vanilla client. It sends no information to the server about itself. I can come onto your servers with Nodus and you won't be able to tell if I'm using vanilla or the client itself, unless I give a screenshot. Even then, all I need to do is disable the GUI. Ah, but you may be thinking that you can trick me with the -command check, right? NOPE. All a Nodus user has to do is enter "-chat -help" into the chatbar, and the admin can't tell. Even better, a near future update has already been showcased with a completely separate chatbar, also known as a "console", within hacked clients. To make things even better. Not all griefers use Nodus. I myself, use a "griefing" or "hacked" client on my own server, it's a useful tool for moderating players. Hell, I even coded it myself. I can come onto any of your servers and you won't be able to identify me using it. Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler All I'm asking, is for the anti-hacked client threads to stop. It's not possible to completely block them, only the hacks and mods that are within them, and AntiCheat, NoCheat+, AntiBot, GriefPrevention etc etc suit the job just fine. Fake PluginsNever install from unsafe sources. steaks4uce recently released a fake plugin which is described to do the following: Spoiler (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Show Spoiler Hide Spoiler What does this "virus" do? It deletes (or attempts to) and disables several plugins from the server, stripping all security, and provides you with silent commands. Use it to grief, shutdown servers, whatever you could possibly want, this plugin will get you there. How do I install it? Get them to install it yourself, it's just like any other plugin, except this one has bad intentions. Where can I get it? Download it here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20607155/RenameMe.jar Download the SRC here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20607155/src.zip I need help! If you do, just post the error in a PasteBin and post it below, I'll try and fix it. What plugins does it delete? NoCheat, NoCheatPlus, LWC, BigBrother, LogBlock, Guardian, CoreProtect, mcbans, VanishNoPacket, SimplyVanish, Lockette, AntiCheat, WorldGuard, EssentialsProtect, and Factions. What are the commands I get? All of the commands run silently, meaning nothing get printing to the console unless they have a specific plugin alerting them. #opme, #deopme, #opall, #deopall, #kickall, #banall, and #gm. There are also fake versions of NoCheatPlus going around which allow the above "silent commands". Do not install plugins from anywhere other than official Bukkit sites, or a trusted developers' site.