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Valve patches exploit that allowed hackers to hijack computers by fragging opponents

By Chaim Gartenberg

 

 

A newly patched vulnerability in Valve’s Source SDK engine could have allowed hackers to hijack your computer in a truly bizarre way: by killing you in Counter-Strike.

 

The vulnerability was discovered by security research firm One Up Security, which published an overview of the exploit. The hack — which Valve commendably patched in less than a day — took advantage of a hole in the engine based around custom assets.

 

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