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Infinity Ward community head Rob Bowling has said that it will no longer solely rely on the first-party security of consoles, following reports that Modern Warfare 2 online stats were affected on PS3.

PS3 Modern Warfare 2 players have reportedly had their stats hacked and, in some cases, fully deleted.

The news comes after PlayStation 3 was fully compromised by hackers this year.

One user on the IW forums described the situation as “horrible, just horribleâ€.

“Games rely on the security of the encryption on the platforms they’re played on, therefore; updates to the game through patches will not resolve this problem, unless the security exploit itself is resolved on the platform,†said Bowling.

“Regretfully, Call of Duty games are receiving the bulk of the hackers’ attention, due to its high player counts and popularity. However, the number of legitimate players severely outweighs the bad apples.

“If you are concerned about playing with players who are hacking, I encourage you to play exclusively with friends by utilizing the party or private match options in Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty 4 to avoid such players as much as possible until this issue is resolved by Sony.

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I know both games suck and are childish soo... that doesn't leave much to discuss
    
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right, like there isn't cheating on the 360
    
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right, like there isn't cheating on the 360
Like there hasn't been cheating everywhere. Infinity Ward are such tools man.
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This is why they need to move away from P2P based play and introduce moderated dedicated servers.
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This is why they need to move away from P2P based play and introduce moderated dedicated servers.
exactly, even a simple votekick method would fix a lot of the problem though
    
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360 has had hackers for years i don't understand why they pick on the ps3, all the call of duty games on 360 has hackers besides i support the ps3 far more then the 360 because they have games that have dedicated servers like kill zone and resistance 2 but i have both and do most of my gaming on my pc anyway.
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But... Wasnt Modern Warfare 2 a hacker's haven before the PS3 got broken? Someone needs to check their timeline.
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But... Wasnt Modern Warfare 2 a hacker's haven before the PS3 got broken? Someone needs to check their timeline.
infinity ward needs a general reality check
    
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“If you are concerned about playing with players who are hacking, I encourage you to play exclusively with friends by utilizing the party or private match options in Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty 4 to avoid such players as much as possible until this issue is resolved by Sony.
"Oh, you don't have any friends within easy contact who play? Sucks to be you!"
 
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