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Virtual Reality and Hacking – New Exploit Threatens Virtual Reality App

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Even though it is hard to believe, hacking people’s virtual reality (VR) experience can be easily done by attackers anywhere in the world. A group of researchers from New Haven’s Alma Mater found a breachwhere some hackers were able to skilfully get access to some VR Rooms playing with people’s gaming experience while damaging their real-life perception as well.

Here, in this article, we in Pure Electronic Games online are excited to teach you how the VR world is being threatened by the imminent attack of hackers.

New VR App

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Bigscreen is the name of the virtual reality gaming app this group of hackers got the chance to get access to. The VR app is built on the Unity platform, a small game development company.

The app basically shows a made-up world for everyone using it where all the users can communicate with each other while discovering things on their way, like secret rooms, secret objects, share content, watch movies, and more.

Hackers Everywhere

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The possibilities to do new things and take advantage of a breach in any internet connection-based platform is almost impossible to avoid as the internet lets you share, copy, and gather information from any source.

In Bigscreen the hackers started to break-in into private rooms, making objects to appear from nowhere making the users feel very uncomfortable, while being heard by an ‘invisible guest’.

This way, the investigation group found out how the hackers were entering the rooms while nobody noticed, and stayed there hearing and recording everything. Because of this, it’s important to keep your information safe, and never share it in public spaces like apps and chatrooms, even though they assure it’s private.

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