The Spanish Inquisition Feb 4, 2013 @ 12:14pm
how to identify hacking
this post was prompted by this one:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/440/discussions/0/864958451695143871/


Hackers are out there, they are in all the popular games. Lots of losers who couldn't play any other way, or get their jollies by doing it. It's annoying as hell, and ruins the game for everyone who doesn't hack.

if we police our own activities, we could help decrease the numbers that do it.

if we can more easily ID these perps, we can take the proper actions.

How about we talk about how to identify hackers? Just because you died too quick, doesn't necessarily mean it was due to hacking.

lets keep this an informative, not speculative, thread
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pls be gentle its my first time Feb 4, 2013 @ 12:21pm 
I won't really tell you how to identify a hacker because there isn't always a definite way to know but I'll give some tips for handling them even though what I'm about to say is common sense.

Regarding Valve servers without sourcemod.


-Cheaters with name changers: Sometimes there is a user who is using multihacks which include a name changer. The name changer will rapidly change the cheaters name to other users in the server that are currently playing. Normally it will be players on their team. To take advantage of this have everyone on the hackers team go in spectate so you can easily kick him as he'll eventually rotate to a name that belongs to someone in spectate.

-Vote failing in Valve servers: In the case that you do initiate a vote against a cheater and the vote fails keep in mind hackers normally play with friends. If a vote fails it's more than likely the cheater has a buddy on the team (potentially even more than one) not voting so that the vote will fail. In these cases it's best to join another server.

Potential solutions for these: Valve updates the voting menu to display class / score / time in server next to a players name when opening the vote menu. Only posted this as I can't count how many times the wrong user was kicked just because they couldn't figure out who was hacking. Although sometimes the hacker even has a tool to randomly start kicking people.

(If this post is somehow against the rules I apologize go ahead and delete it, I just know you're not allowed to discuss the actual hacks I'm not sure if it involves what I've posted)
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CrazyGamer339 Feb 18, 2013 @ 10:30pm 
Just saying:

Hacker = Aim-bot-all-crit-through the wall-name-changing-who-has-buddies-who-prevent-them- from-being-banned jerks.

Team opposing team with hacker = "This is too hard" "There's a hacker on the loose!" " *hacker's name* is using *hack or hacks*!" "Extremely fast heavy here" "HAAAAAAAAAAAX"

Team with hacker = "This is too easy" "This isn't fun." "Hacker on our team!" "HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAX"

Pretty much everyone on the server = *leaves server*

This is what I have seen before. Seen 2 hackers in 1 month get KICKED from VAC servers. Somebody needs to stop these hackers, and WE, THE COMMUNITY, can STOP these annoying little hackers and bring back peace (peace?!) and fun and winning fair and square.

We can do this Steam Community! We can stop these hackers on EVERY game!
Nuclear Kangaroo Feb 18, 2013 @ 10:35pm 
i initiate vote kick agaisnt those ♥♥♥♥ers at every oportunity i have

my trick is to spectate the person that is being accussed of hacking to see if hes truthly hacking or not
CrazyGamer339 Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:05am 
Originally posted by Nuclear Kangaroo:
my trick is to spectate the person that is being accussed of hacking to see if hes truthly hacking or not

Ah, nice strategy indeed.
Batmagoo Feb 19, 2013 @ 2:07am 
I usually use the status command on the console to get the hacker ID, even if he is changing names(just compare the different ID and see who is changing names), then i go to a ID converter site and get his real name, then report him.
Also record him while spectating and update it to youtube FOR THE LULZ
CrazyGamer339 Feb 19, 2013 @ 5:59pm 
Well, I also read somewhere earlier:

Originally posted by Nuclear Kangaroo:
once he changes his name to the one of another player, ask that player to start a votekick


for instance if he changes his name to yours, start the votekick, when you see the list of players to kick, click on the one with your exact same name, you cant votekick yourself, so thats the guy

Word for word. Copy and paste. After reading this post, I'm gonna make the hacker change his name to MY name if there's the option to votekick and say:

"You fell into my trap dummkopf! Enjoy playing with other hackers on servers without VAC!"

No, I mean it. I'm going to go on a hacker hunt and ban kick them.
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