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Trapping game cheats with a honeypotted exploit

Seamus Byrne
Seamus Byrne
1 min read

Valve pulled off a solid anti-cheat switcheroo that saw over 40,000 accounts banned for using a third-party cheating client. After fixing the cheat, Valve added a special honeypot to identify exactly who was running the cheat before dropping the hammer. Solid crackdownery.

Valve set a trap to catch and ban 40,000 Dota 2 cheaters
The update added a ‘honeypot’ to catch cheaters
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