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Report: Valve anti-cheat scans your DNS history

Valve is looking at your browsing history right now, if a recent report is to be believed. It seems that the company's Valve Anti Cheat system (VAC) reportedly looks at all the domains you have visited, and if it finds that you've frequented hack sites, who knows what actions it will take.

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cyphertech861d ago

I'll post an indignant outraged response after I finish this competitive round of CSGO.

Talidan861d ago

So far there seems to be nothing conclusive, only that it grabs DNS info, hashes it and that's about it. No one has been able to determine whether any data actually gets sent to Valve, and most seem to be assuming that if it's really used, it is used to check a list LOCALLY. No data mining, no NSA, etc.

The only thing to be seriously concerned about at this point is that you might get banned for visiting blacklisted sites, and it's most likely got safe guards for false-positives.

So, after reading through the posted Reddit thread, I think I'm going to wait and see how it all goes before grabbing a torch and pitchfork.

AnEwGuY861d ago

Let's be real...if "Valve" was replaced by "Microsoft" in this article, there'd be no "wait and see". Double standards shouldn't exist, anymore than racism or sexism should.

Polock861d ago (Edited 861d ago )

So the company with no history of screwing over customers, should be lumped in with one that has screwed over everyone at some point.. Sure, makes sense to me.

forcefullpower861d ago

And how do you actually think anticheat software works.

Agent_hitman861d ago

lol VALVE is now acting like an NSA??.. Crazy!, they obviously invading their subscriber's internet privacy!..

deerain861d ago

It will be game related it doesn't make sense to get marketing info from the anti cheat program when you have a perfectly good store front to do that when people are not playing. I am sure they wouldn't want to slow down the games, the gamers would be in an uproar

ninjagoat861d ago

People only mad cus the £150 plus the nerds have paid for there x22 at the x22 shop and forum support will be blocked :D. gawd people are so obvious at times.

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