Assignment 4

What type of cheats are possible in proxy-based architecture with hybrid authority?

Cheating by Misplaced Trust

  • Common cheats such as aimbot, wallhack etc. are possible.
  • Player can move to an area with no other players and since now he has the authority, he can cheat (picking up multiple flags etc.) A counter-cheat would be to require his action to be verified by proxy.

Network-level Cheat

  • A player can launch DDoS attack against other proxies to slow down other players.

Protocol-level Cheat

  • Suppressed-update cheat (or suppress-correct cheat) is still possible.
  • Note that look-ahead cheat and timestamp cheat do not apply here since we are not using peer-to-peer architecture.
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