Hackers may be banning innocent people

#1 Edited by Jackel2072 (2280 posts) -

Just a quick heads up for everyone,  kotaku put up a news story today about how supposedly hackers banning innocent people, because.... well because they're assholes. There is a message up on battlelog right now warning that Punkbuster might not be working properly at the moment and recommends you play on a none punkbuster server. EA/Dice do not say hackers are responsible for the mess, but never the less watch your account and be careful.  
 
quick side note. this only effects PC users.

#2 Posted by vonFlampanker (329 posts) -

Just saw this and came in to post the same thing. Thanks for putting the word out. Good god what a bunch of assholes (the hackers, not Kotaku).

Oh the irony of needing to avoid PB to keep yourself safe from hackers. I think it was Jeff last fall who said "Wait, is PunkBuster still a thing?"

#3 Posted by Liam_mk (290 posts) -

Damn those Internet hacker gangs!

#4 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Video games

#5 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

@Sooty said:

Video games

Ass holes. Maybe if we cut their fingers off then they'd learn to stop harassing people.

#6 Posted by Seedofpower (3949 posts) -

lol punkbuster

#7 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

Dose anybody smell the bitter taste of irony.

#8 Posted by xdaknightx69 (450 posts) -

hopefully this will make dice take a closer look at which Anti-Cheat software they use in the future . its not gonna happen but one can hope lol

#9 Posted by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

I think my opinion in the matter has already been broadly expressed by the previous commenters in this thread.

#10 Posted by Seppli (10250 posts) -

@xdaknightx69 said:

hopefully this will make dice take a closer look at which Anti-Cheat software they use in the future . its not gonna happen but one can hope lol

Draconic measures just got a whole lot less attractive. Now I can be fingered by hackers and get banned?

I got surprise fingered once and while entertaining, it was not my thing really. And why would you jam a finger up in there unannounced anyways?

Answer? For shit and giggles.

#11 Posted by Seppli (10250 posts) -

On a more serious note. Disgusting abuse of power. Dicks.

#12 Posted by eugenesaxe (199 posts) -

Not being a PC player or BF fan, meh.

I do ask this: Are these people actually hacking, or are they just finding idiots who'll give up the needed info? Because far too many cases of "hacking" aren't.

#13 Posted by deathstriker666 (1337 posts) -

It's not like this is first game where hackers are able to ban people from servers. Let alone on a game that relies on Punkbuster

#14 Posted by bwmcmaste (862 posts) -

Am I the only one thinking that all of this hacking business would have been largely mitigated by releasing BF3 through Steam, instead of using the superannuated Punkbuster client?

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