it most certainly is but diehard blizzard fans will defend this, which is pretty much where most of blizz's income comes from. So, they won't be caring nor changing anything unless most of those diehard fans start rioting over it, which isn't gonna be happening.
I'm no expert on software design, nor am I a Blizz fan, but wouldn't hooking be detectable by checking processes running at the time? It wouldn't necessarily need to scan for installed software.
In fact wouldn't that be pretty ineffective anyway? If it was recorded in your registry then it would be a pretty poor hack, and if they scanned your entire hard drive it would take quite some time.
Privacy breach is a very black and white term too. Scanning your hard drive, holding the results, and using them to sell you a new graphics card would be privacy abuse. Scanning your current processes, sending them back to a server to check, then dumping them without recording would be a stretch to call a breach.
VAC scans your RAM and processes, compares them to a blacklist, and since it can be replicated manually by Valve's staff is presumably stored for an amount of time. I don't see this as being any different, unless there's something else to it not mentioned in this article.
As I say, I'm no fan of Blizzard particularly, but lets keep things in perspective.
I'm just about to add Warner to my list of game developer/ publisher boycotts
it's a superman game, calling it now
The only way the Superman character could work in a game is if everybody he went up against had kryptonite, or some other plot device that magically made Superman vulnerable, or put him in situations where his powers are of no benefit. But then what'd be the point of actually playing as Superman?
funny how the Sefton Hill just calls everyone a dick for spoiling things. But, they are not willing to talk about their dick move about how they were lying about how the game will end and who isn't/ is in the game.
Yeah, we the gamers should be called "dicks" and not them. Yeah, alright.......
give it a year, this moba will be dead.