No one likes a cheater. And thanks to some dedicated computer scientists at the University of Dallas at Texas, we may have a new way to stop cheaters in their tracks.
Dr. Latifur Khan, one of the authors of the study, shares how it works saying "Players who cheat send traffic in a different way. We're trying to capture those characteristics. After detection, we can give a warning and gracefully kick the player out if they continue with the cheating during a fixed time interval." He goes on to say, "Our aim is to ensure that games like counter strikes remain fun for all players".
They use Counter Strike to create the software, but it will work on any MMO that sends data to one server. The great news for anyone who's been frustrated with blatant, and some not so blatant cheating while playing games online.
Is this software something that you would be interested in trying out?