By Greg Hoglund
"Imagine attempting to play security in soccer with out ever learning offense. you wouldn't understand whilst a run used to be coming, how you can protect cross styles, nor whilst to blitz. In computers, as in soccer, a defender has to be capable of imagine like an attacker. I say it in my type each semester, you don't need to be the final individual to assault your individual system--you could be the first."The international is readily going surfing. whereas I warning opposed to on-line vote casting, it's transparent that on-line gaming is taking the web through typhoon. In our new age the place digital goods hold genuine buck worth, and fortunes are gained and misplaced over goods that don't relatively exist, the hot threats to the intrepid gamer are all too genuine. to guard opposed to those dangers, you need to comprehend them, and this groundbreaking booklet is the single finished resource of knowledge on tips on how to take advantage of desktop video games. each White Hat may still learn it. it truly is their merely wish of staying just one step in the back of the undesirable guys."--Aviel D. Rubin, Ph.D.Professor, laptop ScienceTechnical Director, info safeguard InstituteJohns Hopkins University"Everyone's speaking approximately digital worlds. yet no one's conversing approximately virtual-world safeguard. Greg Hoglund and Gary McGraw are the ideal pair to teach simply how susceptible those on-line video games can be."--Cade MetzSenior EditorPC Magazine"If we will increase our safeguard practices, frank discussions just like the ones during this publication are the single means ahead. Or because the authors of this booklet may say, if you are dealing with off opposed to Heinous Demons of lack of confidence, you would like skilled partners, let alone a Vorpal Sword of safety Knowledge."--Edward W. Felten, Ph.D.Professor of machine technological know-how and Public AffairsDirector, middle for info expertise PolicyPrinceton University"Historically, video games were utilized by warfighters to increase new features and to hone latest skills--especially within the Air strength. The authors flip this easy idea on itself, making video games themselves the topic and goal of the 'hacking game,' and alongside the best way making a masterly e-book that's as significant to the gamer because it is to the intense defense procedure professional."Massively dispensed structures will outline the software program box of play for a minimum of the subsequent region century. figuring out how they paintings is necessary, yet figuring out how they are often manipulated is key for the safety expert. This booklet offers the cornerstone for that knowledge."--Daniel McGarveyChief, details defense DirectorateUnited States Air Force"Like loads of little ones, Gary and that i got here to computing (and later to machine protection) via video games. at the start, we have been enthusiastic about taking part in video games on our Apple ][s, yet then turned uninterested in the few video games shall we find the money for. We attempted copying every one other's video games, yet ran up opposed to copy-protection schemes. So we got down to comprehend these schemes and the way they can be defeated. lovely speedy, we learned that it used to be much more enjoyable to disassemble and paintings round the protections in a video game than it was once to play it."With the thriving economies of modern day on-line video games, humans not just have the vintage hacker's motivation to appreciate and skip the protection of video games, but in addition the legal motivation of chilly, not easy funds. that is a mix that is tough to prevent. step one, taken by way of this booklet, is revealing the ideas which are getting used today."--Greg Morrisett, Ph.D.Allen B. slicing Professor of desktop ScienceSchool of Engineering and utilized SciencesHarvard University"If you are taking part in on-line video games this day and also you do not comprehend safety, you are at a true drawback. in case you are designing the large dispensed structures of the next day and also you do not examine from video games, you are simply undeniable sunk."--Brian Chess, Ph.D.Founder/Chief Scientist, improve SoftwareCoauthor of safe Programming with Static Analysis"This booklet deals up a desirable journey of the conflict for software program safety on a complete new entrance: attacking a web video game. novices will locate it enormously eye establishing or even veterans of the sector will take pleasure in a few of the standard programming errors given excellent new mild in a fashion that in basic terms massively-multiplayer-supermega-blow-em-up video games can bring. w00t!"--Pravir ChandraPrincipal advisor, CigitalCoauthor of community safety with OpenSSLIf you're a gamer, a online game developer, a software program defense expert, or an bystander, this publication exposes the interior workings of online-game safeguard for all to see.From the authors of the best-selling Exploiting software program, Exploiting on-line video games takes a frank examine debatable protection concerns surrounding MMORPGs, comparable to global of Warcraft™ and moment Life®. This no-holds-barred ebook comes totally loaded with code examples, debuggers, bots, and hacks. This booklet covers Why on-line video games are a harbinger of software program protection matters to comeHow hundreds of thousands of avid gamers have created billion-dollar digital economiesHow online game businesses invade own privacyWhy a few avid gamers cheatTechniques for breaking video game securityHow to construct a bot to play a video game for youMethods for overall conversion and complicated mods Written by means of the world's most popular software program safety specialists, this publication takes an in depth examine safety difficulties linked to complex, hugely dispensed software program. With thousands of interacting clients, trendy on-line video games are a bellwether of contemporary software program. the categories of assault and safety suggestions defined in Exploiting on-line video games are tomorrow's safeguard concepts on exhibit at the present time.