CSGO cheats are a plague in video games. Especially in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, a very competitive title. A player had the idea to develop a "hack" to banish all the CSGO cheats who downloaded it! CSGO cheats are a plague in video games . Especially in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive , a very competitive title. A player had the great idea to develop a hack (software designed to cheat) to banish all the CSGO cheats who downloaded it! He told last weekend his adventure on Reddit .
WHAT IS A HACK?
A hack (as it's called in video game jargon) is a fairly complex piece of software that is designed to "inject" one or more codes into the process of a game in order to modify certain properties. Thus, the most popular are the Aimbot (hack to shoot in the heads of enemies automatically and without aiming), the Wallhack (see other players through the walls), the No Clip (disables collisions of a player with the world, allowing it to pass through the walls), No Recoil (no recoil on weapons, and therefore 100% accuracy) or even more strange the Fly Hack (allowing players to ... fly).
It is precisely these property changes that are, most of the time, detected by anti-cheat software. Once an abnormal activity or a change in the files of the game detected, the security software usually automatically takes certain measures such as: ban temporarily or permanently suspected cheater.
COUNTER-STRIKE CSGO cheats CAUGHT AT THEIR OWN GAME
It's a wacky, but terribly effective idea that AndroidL had : develop a hack in order to kill CSGO cheats!
The first two versions of the AndroidL hack had a hidden timer in their code, which had the effect of alerting the anti-cheat system of Counter-Strike Global Offensive ( VAC Valve Anti Cheat ) some time after publishing the hack. For example, at 10 pm the next day the hack was released. The final version, downloaded more than 3,500 times in one day according to a Reddit post , did not have a timer and so immediately alerted Valve (the developer of Steam and Counter-Strike). This had the effect of triggering a "VAC Ban", a permanent ban on the accounts of these cheaters! AndroidL has also posted several images of players who were caught in this Imgur gallery.
Finally, be aware that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is not a free game. It costs around 15 euros. Thus, as soon as your account is banned, you can not start games online. Apart from redeeming the game on another account, there is nothing to do. You really have to be an abode to cheat and lose your account, and therefore money, right?
Source Engine Vulnerability
The flaw represented a direct risk for millions of people. According to the explanations given by the researcher, the flaw in the engine could be exploited to load malicious code into a custom element of a card created by a player. Like textures, for example, or even ragdolls. Highly appreciated by gamers , these elements make it possible to personalize the cards proposed in multiplayer. The system is well thought out and is completely transparent to the user. When connecting to a custom card, the program will download the elements necessary for its operation.
It was therefore possible to hijack this system by integrating a malicious script into a ragdoll and then loading the item onto a map created especially for the occasion. The hacker then had only to fragment his target to trigger his execution and take control of his computer.
Valve corrected the fault
Justin Taft believes that this flaw was not only a risk for individuals, but also for companies offering video games in their break rooms. It could indeed be used to circumvent the protections put in place by the DSi and thus access the private network of the company.
In fact, the vulnerability of the engine could have been exploited in several different ways. With the help of a good script, it would have been quite possible to use it to spread a virus or even a large scale ransomware.
Justin immediately sent the information back to Valve. True to his habits, the editor was quick to react and he deployed a patch to fix the flaw a few days later.
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