GTA Online patch aims to fix exploit that let hackers steal money and corrupt accounts.
Rockstar has released a patch for GTA Online that—hopefully—will fix the nasty security vulnerability (opens in new tab) discovered in January that enabled unscrupulous jerks to steal other players’ in-game money, reset their account progress, and even “corrupt” their accounts in a way that effectively leaves them banned from online play.
That’s all bad enough in itself, but was potentially only the tip of the iceberg.
Speyedr, the creator of the unofficial Guardian firewall (opens in new tab) mod for GTA5 that aims to protect players from hackers, predicted that the vulnerability could eventually enable remote code execution, enabling hackers to run malware on any PC playing the game.
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Rockstar acknowledged the problem (opens in new tab) shortly after it was reported, saying it aimed to take care of it in a “security-related title update.”
That update is now live, and while the patch notes don’t go into great detail, it’s clearly aimed at addressing the exploit.
Foreign [Music] GTA online patch aims to fix exploit That let hackers steal money in corrupt Accounts Rockstar has released a patch For GTA online that hopefully will fix The nasty security vulnerability opens a New tab discovered in January that Enabled unscrupulous jerks to steal Other players in-game money reset their Account progress and even corrupt their Accounts in a way that effectively Leaves them banned from online play That's all bad enough in itself but was Potentially only the tip of the iceberg Spader the creator of The Unofficial Guardian firewall opens a new tab mod For GTA 5 that aims to protect players From hackers predicted that the Vulnerability could eventually enable Remote code execution enabling hackers To run malware on any PC playing the Game to stay up to date with latest top Stories make sure to subscribe to this YouTube channel by clicking the button Above this video Rockstar acknowledged The problem opens in new tab shortly After it was reported saying it aimed to Take care of it in a security related Title update that update is now live and While the patch notes don't go into Great detail it's clearly aimed at Addressing the exploit the patch notes Courtesy of Rockstar Support opens a new
Tab security implemented a new data Protocol in GTA Online to improve the Security of network sessions and player To player messaging fixed an issue that Could result in a player's GTA online Experience being Modified by a third Party including altering GTA dollar Balance RP level bad sport status and Other player stats manipulation of Players being kicked or crashed gain Stability and performance General Stability improvements does it work the General consensus seems to be hopefully Players on the GTA online subreddit Opens a new tab are waiting in and so Far there aren't any reports of Unexpected catastrophe Rockstar reporter Tez-2 who made the initial report on the Vulnerability had a good news bad news Reaction to the patch notes in terms of Remote exploits it should be safe now he Set on Twitter when asked if the patch Fixed the problem in terms of regular Cheating nope you would still face them In public lobbies but at least no Cheaters should annoy you and invite Only lobbies unfortunately the changes Mean potential headaches for Guardian Users as Spader warned that the fix Means current and older versions of his Mod will now only work with the solo Session mode a fix for that should be Coming soon though or don't usually mess With netcode but this time it makes
Sense Spader tweeted opens a new tab Will investigate this ASAP and try to Get the heuristics working again if all Goes well then I'll just include it with 3.1.0 B6 we'll keep an eye on the Subreddit to see how the patch shakes Out I've also reached out to Rockstar For more information on the patch and Will update if I receive a reply Foreign [Music]