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New Report Reveals the Cybersecurity Risks of Installing Gaming Drivers

Gaming is an activity that is enjoyed by the vast majority of people all around the world, but there are a number of ways in which it can expose you to various kinds of cyberattacks if you are not careful. Perhaps the most common way in which you could put your system at risk is by using gaming drivers that can allow you to cheat on any games that you may want to play.

The main problem with unsigned drivers is that they essentially end up offering relatively easy access to your core kernel. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that using unsigned drivers has become rather difficult, but signed drivers still offer a fair bit of vulnerability in ways that might surprise you. Hence, even if you have bought the driver from a legitimate source, your PC may still be at risk.

Many hackers are using the Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver method in this regard. A report from ESET has revealed that this is occurring, and it basically means that a hacker can take over your driver and inject malicious code into your system, and it is shockingly easy for them to do such a thing with all things having been considered and taken into account. Some malicious actors are even able to install ransomware through these drivers.

It is essential to start using appropriate mitigation techniques such as certificate revocation and driver blocklisting because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up enabling users to experience more safety while they are playing their favorite games. Gamers should also be educated about the risks of installing gaming drivers so that they can get only signed drivers and put contingencies in place that would prevent them from having to deal with these issues in the future.


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