A few words about "cheat check" services
Cheating Twitch viewers: myths and reality
Hello dear friends!
The heading "noodle soup" is on the air.
For quite a long time now we have been receiving questions in our support regarding various kinds of "services" for "checking cheats" such as viewbotting [.] Ru and similar ones:
Do such services really see cheats on Twitch subscribers and viewers?
do they pose any threat to the safety of users?
Well, they asked - we answer: no, these services are fake, and now we will tell you why.
After analyzing the work of the above service, it is easy to establish that the results of the "checks" provided do not correlate in any way with the presence of real (and in some cases even quite large) cheats - "verdicts" are generated randomly (with the exception of one nuance, which is discussed below). Who doubts - do not be lazy and check it yourself =)
What is this and similar sites for? Who could need to support the work of such, if I may say so, a service - pay for a TLS certificate, expensive hosting, a domain name, write shit code?
From the days of ancient Rome to the present day, light has been shedding light on such situations by the approach immortalized in the aphorism "cui prodest?" - "who benefits from it?"
And here everything is just simple.
In war, as you know, all means are good, and the authors of those competing with our service do not disdain the dirtiest tricks.
An uncomplicated scheme looks like this:
1. The owners of the cheat service create such a "cheat check" site.
2. Having a base of its own users, this site always makes "correct" verdicts to subscribers of its service.
3. Own subscribers rubbed in about "100% antidetect wrapping" ®. Users of other people's services are on antidepressants.
Thus, such resources fool both their own and other people's users, increasing the attractiveness of the affiliated service in the market.
Don't let petty crooks fool you! ;)