Data-miner told how to secure yourself from leaking IP address in CS:GO
The well-known data-miner Aquarius shared via his Twitter account recommendations on how to prevent leaking an IP address through exploits in CS:GO. Earlier, he drew the attention of game developers to the existing problem.
Aquarius named two things that you need to do to secure your Internet connection from third parties.
- Go to your Steam settings > In-Game > scroll all the way down and make sure you set Steam Networking to Never. This can save you from the Lobby IP leak exploit.
- Make sure you have "cl_hideserverip" set to 1 in your config/exec. This will prevent the game from displaying your public IP in the console when loading offline matches (aimbotz, for example).
On August 12, the data-miner reported that in CS:GO matchmaking, unlike CS2 and FACEIT, there is an exploit that allows attackers to get the player's IP address. Notably, this exploit can only be used in a certain scenario, so the likelihood of such a case is small.
Later it became known that Valve employees began to study the suggested problem.