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News Valve denies transmitting users' DNS cache

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 18 Feb 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. RichCreedy

    RichCreedy Hey What Who

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    you could in theory clear it with a simple cli command ipconfig /flushdns
     
  3. loftie

    loftie Well-Known Member

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    "refute claims that hsi company's"
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Sounds like a pretty robust defence - what do we reckon folks?
     
  5. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    Works for me.
     
  6. SimoomiZ

    SimoomiZ New Member

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    Guess they felt compelled to respond. Cheating sucks and detailing this can't help in the fight.
     
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  7. Bungletron

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    The cake is a lie.
     
  8. mi1ez

    mi1ez Active Member

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    So long as it's in the EULA, it's not really an issue for me.
     
  9. Gurdeep14

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    I thought that as well, but you would have to reboot the machine I guess, which can be annoying
     
  10. Gomfs

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    "So long as it's in the EULA, it's not really an issue for me."
    as long as the EULA is not worse than the law... else from that i agree.

    cant say in example Germany or Norway "not our problem, its stands in the EULA" and show the EULA written for USA...
     
  11. SexyHyde

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    Valve are definitely looking at all our porn. Why else has it taken them so long to make HL3?
     
  12. Umbra

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    I don't know who is sadder, the lame gamers who use cheats or the cheat developers trying to make money from such garbage who then start creating DRM and anti-cheat code for their cheats :rolleyes:
    Reminds me why I never bother with multiplayer anymore.
     
  13. StoneyMahoney

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    I thought the whole point of such anti-cheat measures was that we aren't supposed to know how they work. Our only option is to trust them or play something else.

    EDIT: Hashes of the DNS cache are actually a very smart target to go after, browsers configured to use Tor still have to do local domain name resolutions.
     
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  14. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    As Gaben states, they try to keep as quiet as possible about VAC and its functionality. With privacy being such a hot topic at the moment it was more or less a necessity to give a detailed and [seemingly] honest response to calm users' concerns.
     
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    The thought of highly intelligent people in a multi billion dollar company going "hmm did you know he just visited realitykings?"

    lol.
     
  16. Anfield

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    Its a global conspiracy by isps.

    In order to make you believe your internet connection is too slow every website you try to open is sent to Valve for approval where three employees need to click approve before you are able to access it. As Valve uses actual humans to do those approvals each time they go on lunch break you think your internet is slow, which makes you more likely to upgrade to a faster connection, the isp then gives Valve a commission on those sales which is how Valve really makes money and also why they can afford to not release HL3.
     

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