Playing GTA Online on PC has become dangerous a
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Playing GTA Online on PC has become dangerous – a new security flaw threatens to corrupt your account

portal PC gamer drew attention to a dangerous vulnerability threatening the security of user accounts of the PC version of the online action film Grand Theft Auto Online from developers of the Rockstar Games studio.

    Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Image Credit: Rockstar Games

This is a gap that permitted Destroy or change the characters of other players and “break” their accounts by deleting or blocking them. In the interim decision – Delete the Rockstar folder from Documents and restart the game.

Already players are complaining about their hero progress being stopped, being unable to join a session on PC and crashing during the process. fluffball showedwhat a “broken” account looks like – the camera rises into the sky and stays there.

Guardian’s custom firewall protects against the vulnerability so far, but its author do not want assume responsibility in case of incorrect configuration of the utility by the user, so I temporarily hidden the protection files GitLab.

Dataminer Tez2 describes loophole like “partial execution of remote code”and Speyedr (creator of the Guardian) warns of the threat of hackers developing an all-in-one solution for remotely activating malware on PCs.

Luckily for the GTA Online community on PC, Rockstar Games is aware of the threat to gamers. studio support reportedwhich will fix the vulnerability in the next scheduled update.

Remember that in early 2022, due to the threat of remotely executing code on someone else’s computer, the servers for the entire Dark Souls trilogy on PC were shut down. It took more than seven months to restore multiplayer.

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