Warzone' and 'Vanguard' anti-cheat updates include kernel-level drivers.

Posted 9 meses atrás in Jogos.

Activision has unveiled its big, new approach to squashing hackers in Call of Duty

 

 

Activision has revealed a new approach to hacking in Call of Duty:

Warzone and Vanguard, a two-pronged system called RICOCHET Anti-Cheat. Thefirst step is a series of server-side updates that will identify and remove cheaters from the game. get better And it's scheduled to make its way into Warzone with the Pacific update later this year.

These new server tools will be available in Vanguard when it releases on November 5.The second prong is a PC kernel-level driver designed to monitor the deepest levels of every player's device while they are in the game. to try to stop external software from sneaking into this back door. Kernel or ring 0 is the highest privilege level of any PC.

Provides access to all layers of hardware and is generally reserved for things like video card drivers and the trusted bits of the operating system. The RICOCHET Anti-Cheat kernel level driver will only turn on when Warzone or Vanguard is running. It's not an always open situation.While working in the kernel is not uncommon for anti-cheat software.

But this is probably most relevant to Activision's new multiplayer plans. Riot Games faces intense scrutiny in 2020 for installing similar kernel-level drivers in Valorant, although the main problem is that it always open Works even when the game is not activated. (Confusingly, Valorant's anti-cheat system is called Vanguard.)This is not a new concern either.

In 2013, the always-enabled anti-cheat 0 system in use by ESEA was ordered to turn unsuspecting players' PCs into secret bitcoin mining farms.With these tutorials, Activision has emphasized that RICOCHET will only work when the relevant game is live. By specifically saying that "The driver will shut down when you exit the game and open when you restart the game.

Kernel-level drivers will be coming to Warzone alongside this year's Pacific update, and will arrive at Vanguard later.Cheating has been a major issue in Call of Duty: Warzone for a long time. Activision has banned over 500,000 accounts since the game's launch. Although it is not uncommon for matches to be full of goals and cheap hacks to this day. Players are screaming for a strong anti-cheat

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