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News GTAV Online Security Update 1.66(PC)

GTAV Title Update 1.66 Notes (PC)​


An exploit used by hackers to corrupt character data and ban players has made the PC version of GTA Online unsafe since last month. The good news is that you can now resume playing GTA Online. The PC version of GTA Online has been restored to a safe state after Rockstar Games released a patch to fix the exploit. Rockstar Games' patch has fixed the vulnerability that allowed hackers to access characters' data, giving players peace of mind that their game progress and personal information are secure. It also ensures that players are not unfairly banned from the game due to hackers' malicious activities. With the patch applied, players can now continue to enjoy GTA Online without worrying about their accounts being compromised.

GTAV Title Update 1.66 Notes (PC)

[February 1, 2023]


  • Implemented a new data protocol in GTA Online to improve the security of network sessions and player-to-player messaging​
  • Fixed an issue that could result in a player’s GTA Online experience being modified by a third party, including:​
    • altering GTA$ balance, RP level, Bad Sport status, and other player stats​
    • manipulation of players being kicked or crashed​
Game Stability and Performance

  • General stability improvements​

However, some gamers are still skeptical of the patch and its effectiveness. They argue that the patch does not address the root cause of the problem, which is the lack of security on the game's servers. They also believe that Rockstar Games is not doing enough to prevent hacks and exploits in the future. This is like treating the symptoms of an illness instead of curing it. The patch may provide some temporary relief, but it does not actually solve the underlying issue, which is why gamers are wary about trusting it.

Gamers believe that Rockstar Games should be taking more comprehensive steps to address the problem and provide a more secure gaming environment. Different types of cheats and hacks are being used by players to gain an unfair advantage, which spoils the game experience for others. Rockstar Games needs to create a more secure system to prevent these cheats and hacks from being used in the game. To do this, Rockstar Games should implement stronger security measures and regularly update their anti-cheat software to ensure a fairer and more enjoyable gaming experience for all players.

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It doesn’t address the root of the problem it’s like ransom ware and day zero patch there’s away around it


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It doesn’t address the root of the problem it’s like ransom ware and day zero patch there’s away around it

Rockstar seems to be taking these attacks very seriously, as I have observed a great deal of activity aimed at strengthening Rockstar's security measures. Aside from a few money glitches and car duplications, Take-Two Interactive's primary objective is to develop an effective security system in order to prevent further occurrences. In addition to the recent cyberattacks, Rockstar also has to contend with data miners and hackers who are constantly looking for vulnerabilities within their system. By strengthening its security measures, Rockstar can stay one step ahead of these malicious actors and ensure that data remains safe and secure in their network.
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