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Cyberpunk 2077 patch fixes potential hacking vulnerability for modders

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CD Projekt Red released a PC patch for Cyberpunk 2077, closing a vulnerability that could have left game modifiers open to malicious hackers. Announced on Twitter (below), patch 1.12 is now available on PC and fixes two separate items that could have been used to remotely activate harmful files hidden in mod downloads.

Earlier this week, CD Projekt Red warned those who modify the game to use caution after the PixelRick community member reports the potential issue. “You should be able to trust datafile mods to be harmless, and only be skeptical of executables in general,” PixelRick said. Eurogamer at the time. “This vulnerability makes it impossible to truly trust a modified data file for this game until [the] room.”

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Fortunately, this fix is ​​now in place after CD Projekt thanked their community for reporting the issue. This is the second patch to be released after the major patch 1.1 of the game, following a quick solution for a brand new revolutionary bug. To see the changes made by CD Projekt Red, see our game performance review after patch 1.1.

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