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Blacklist Fastpath.fr fake servers

Postby [ZG] BubblesDevere » Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:21 am

:warning BWEARE :warning

Fastpath is a scummy pay to win server doing very dodgy things with your Steam information:

They run a SCAM, harvesting Players Steam Authentication Tickets by doing illegal redirects and dodgy hacks:
The best advice we can give you is to stay away and never click on their servers.

Explanation:

Illegal redirecting
1. You join a server that you think you know, but then it was not what you thought... / you join a new server you want to discover (not fastpath, but in fact... it is just an IP which belongs to them, BAM they got your auth ticket!)
2. It redirects you to Fastpath without you agreeing to it
3. Then Fastpath presents you with pay to win features and ask you for money directly - and of course they steal your auth ticket. More on this further:

Stealing Authentication Tickets
Fastpath has found a dirty trick to fake player count in the servers list in order for their SCAM to work and this is highly unfair on other servers and players

Explanation of Auth Ticket:
When you join a HL2DM server, an auth ticket is sent to Steam, telling Steam: that player is now on Zeitgeist for instance.
---> now your chat avatar is green on STEAM and it shows you are playing on Zeitgeist if someone clicks on info.

When you disconnect, Zeitgeist sends a message to Steam saying that you have disconnected - cancel the auth ticket.
---> now your chat avatar is back to blue on STEAM, you are not in game.


What Fastpath does:
1. You disconnect.
2. They do not send the second message to Steam when you disconnect.
3. Instead they keep your authentication ticket for as long as possible. (this can be days, if you did not connect to another source game server)
4. Rename it to a bot name so that they show up on the player list and HIGH in ranks of places like consortium or gametrackers etc. Because they have "Real players" on !
5. You avatar will still how you are playing on FASTPATH , even though you are not there.

In short: They harvest auth tickets to make their server look full, Get more players, Ask for money, repeat

I have created a blacklist file for everyone to use - this will avoid you connecting to any of the fake servers by mistake.

To use it, download the zip file and extract server_blacklist.txt
FasthpathBlacklist.zip
(501 Bytes) Downloaded 104 times


For HL2DM:
Open hl2dm > open the server browser > open Blacklist Servers tab > click "Import Servers From File" > Select fastpathblacklist.txt which you exported earlier

For BLACKMESA:
Close Blackmesa
Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Black Mesa\bms\cfg
Paste the server_blacklist.txt file in that folder.
Say Yes if asked to replace.


:poke WANT TO HELP ?

Post these everywhere:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/362890/d ... 801023905/
https://steamcommunity.com/app/320/disc ... 770039345/

The server owner and their group: (you can report each profile as SCAMMER - and tell Steam that they are destroying and flooding games making it impossible to find a legitimate server to play on.)
https://steamcommunity.com/id/playboy31830/ (the scammer)
https://steamcommunity.com/id/salamandre31870 (co-admin with 4 friends that should tell you something)
https://steamcommunity.com/groups/fastpath
https://forums.alliedmods.net/member.php?u=139631

If you do know or know someone who knows a social media influencer.
Please forward them the link of this forum post.
If Steam gets enough pressure in exposing the fact that they are turning a blind eye on a problem affecting their paying clientele - they will react.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=308 <----- Right click / copy

The Games target:
Half-Life 2 Deathmatch
Black Mesa
Day Of Defeat
Counter-Strike-Source
Team fortress 2
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead 2
Counter-Strike Global Offensive
Insurgency
Day of Infamy
Fistful of Frags
Pirates, Vikings, and Knights 2
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Re: BEWARE OF FASTPATH.FR - DO NOT JOIN

Postby [ZG] BubblesDevere » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:31 pm

My post on that topic with the profile links was deleted by Steam for "naming and shaming"

I stand amazed as this does not violate any terms of their Rules and Guidelines page.

I guess an admin had a bit of a bad day :lol:
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Re: BEWARE OF FASTPATH.FR - DO NOT JOIN

Postby SΛLO POWEЯ » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:01 am

Fastpath kills deathmatch as a fact, many players don't want to play when they see only bots in multiplayer. This happens not only in hl2dm, black mesa also gets sick from fastpaht
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Re: BEWARE OF FASTPATH.FR - DO NOT JOIN

Postby [ZG] BubblesDevere » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:08 pm

Terrible stuff yes

Another server owner decided to make a patch with the IP address which blocks it for your personal list....
I don't find it very practical. the main problem are the people who do not already know about it...

Apparently Steam isn't doing very much to combat this problem - no big surprise there...

I am scratching my head as what we could do as a server to help combat this.
One way would be to create a chat warning for all to see... but I am thinking of other ways to combat it programmatically.
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Re: BEWARE OF FASTPATH.FR - DO NOT JOIN

Postby [ZG] BubblesDevere » Mon May 24, 2021 9:08 pm

Currently these are the fake servers.
I think i want to join the CC clan, clean cocks applaude applaude applaude

1:  [EU] http://www.fastpath.fr | 24/7 #HL2MP
2: Zek.Ge [Dead Zone]
3: >>>> FORTUNA public #1 <<<<
4: PubLic Fe46Ru$
5: {CC} CLEAN CLOCKS CLAN / NO LAG
6: New_Publik_Server_By_Miko
7: Buxna Public by 3Dcafe.igc
8: ***-=OYKC=-MOCKBA ***
9: .:[UA]-[KIEV]-[ZM]:.
10: [Blood Arena] Pro Server
2: Frags and Friends
3: -=TDC=- Fight Club | GER
4: NoobLand 2.0 - Paradise -
5: R.U.C.U.S. Server #1
6: MEGATRON Pub#1
7: City45 Source
8: Balkan Gaming Arena
9: Geo-DeluX'2011[mOm]
10: #1 GER ZOCKERPARADIES
11: ServerWorks #4 [::BABUIN::]
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Postby [ZG] BubblesDevere » Wed May 26, 2021 11:34 am

I sent a message to Steam today:
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Re: Blacklist Fastpath.fr fake servers

Postby [ZG] BubblesDevere » Wed May 26, 2021 8:18 pm

Email sent to OVH

Good day,

As advised I have filled in two abuse forms. Unfortunately I could not select PHISHING since the form would not accept just the IP address.

I would like to report a case of phishing abuse from the below mentioned IP address.

We are a server host zgesit.eu and our servers ( Half-Life2 Deathmatch ) are located at
45.8.224.125:27025 and 45.8.224.125:27055

Your client has stolen our server name for Phishing purposes:
They have created fake redirect servers with the IP's / ports :

5.39.91.222:20275
5.39.91.222:21528
5.39.91.222:22472
5.39.91.222:23278
5.39.91.222:24175
51.178.41.127:21003
51.178.41.127:22148
51.178.41.127:23076
51.178.41.127:23215
51.178.41.127:29785

They are redirecting all our traffic with the stolen name and are asking our clients to donate money.

Find attached a screenshot of what I managed to capture at the time.

Could you please ask your client to stop this immediately.


Thanking you
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Postby [ZG] BubblesDevere » Fri May 28, 2021 12:41 am

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