However another equally bad exploit has been discovered, this time permitting Warcraft III to execute some form of scripting language via the Preload native. This can be used to get the game to download files from the internet and place them in dangerous folders (like windows or startup folders).
It is advisable to not play any map from a source you do not trust. Avoid downloading maps from BattleNet or playing on bots you do not trust. A trojen map can even take the apparent form of one you already have and can download and run the exploit code before the lobby even loads. Remember that both single player and multiplayer maps are susceptible to this.
Fantastic. They haven't even issued a patch to fix this yet (found in late October.)
With crap like this still going on, it looks more and more like Wc3 will be the last Blizzard game to ever allow local hosting of files. The promise of integrating legacy games into "Battle.net 2.0" is also unsettling.