Cheat-maker brags of computer-vision auto-aim that works on “any game” July 13, 2021, 12:42:46 am Cheat-maker brags of computer-vision auto-aim that works on “any game”Capture cards, input hardware, and machine learning get around system-level lockdowns.https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/07/cheat-maker-brags-of-computer-vision-auto-aim-that-works-on-any-game/https://archive.is/buBOtQuoteWhen it comes to the cat-and-mouse game of stopping cheaters in online games, anti-cheat efforts often rely in part on technology that ensures the wider system running the game itself isn't compromised. On the PC, that can mean so-called "kernel-level drivers" which monitor system memory for modifications that could affect the game's intended operation. On consoles, that can mean relying on system-level security that prevents unsigned code from being run at all (until and unless the system is effectively hacked, that is).QuoteBut there's a growing category of cheating methods that can now effectively get around these forms of detection in many first-person shooters. By using external tools like capture cards and "emulated input" devices, along with machine learning-powered computer vision software running on a separate computer, these cheating engines totally circumvent the secure environments set up by PC and console game makers. This is forcing the developers behind these games to look to alternate methods to detect and stop these cheaters in their tracks.