Monday, June 18, 2018

Games Removing SDK Amid Spyware Accusations

I just saw this and thought it was important enough to pass on to you guys. Hit the link for the complete list of games using this SDK and those that have removed it. As always, thanks to Blue's News for the heads up.

A thread on Reddit has a week's worth of discussion about Red Shell, an SDK used in a bunch of games that's facing accusations of being a form of spyware (thanks Bleeping Computer). This is used to allow publishers to track the success of affiliate campaigns in selling games, but apparently it also creates a fingerprint that includes information about individual users.