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Riot Offers Big ‘Bug Bounties’ For Finding Security Flaws In Valorant’s Anti-Cheat System

Riot Offers Big ‘Bug Bounties’ For Finding Security Flaws In Valorant’s Anti-Cheat System
Riot Offers Big ‘Bug Bounties’ For Finding Security Flaws In Valorant’s Anti-Cheat System

Valorant’s anti-cheat system got an offer from big bug bounties for gaining securities. The existing popular shooter Valorant, though being in very limited closed beta testing but games have shown concerns about its Vanguard system for anti-cheat. It is a two-part operation consisting of a client that runs while Valorant is active and an always active kernel-mode driver than loads at boot.

At the start of this week, Riot opens the explanation of what Vanguard is and why people don’t need to worry about it today. The new message talking more about its initiate to security in general and its philosophy toward Vanguard which it says helps us get the vision of competitive integrity while enabling us to continuously adapt arsenal against cheaters.

Riots put money where its mouth is by announcing an expansion of its hacker Bug Bounty program such as Valve, Rockstart and Microsoft the Riot also offers cash rewards to anyone who reports safety vulnerabilities in the services and new expanded that the program includes rewards for vanguard.

Riot Offers Big ‘Bug Bounties’ For Finding Security Flaws In Valorant’s Anti-Cheat System
Riot Offers Big ‘Bug Bounties’ For Finding Security Flaws In Valorant’s Anti-Cheat System

Vanguard never collects or processes personal information beyond what the current league of legends anti-cheat solution and says that Riot never wants to know more about your machine than what is necessary to maintain integrity in the game.

‘Alongside the Valorant, we have deployed a new anti-cheat solution Vanguard that leverages a kernel driver to combat cheaters effectively. The page says, To reinforce our commitment to our player’s security, we are offering special bounties for up to high-quality reports.’

There are eligibility requirements and details of securities flaws that have to be hashed out with Riot, but as its reporting page says, ‘If Riot has to implement a code change to fix the bug, it likely to qualifies for a bounty.’

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