Exploiting Online Games: Cheating Massively Distributed Systems
Imagine trying to play defense in football without ever studying offense You would not know when a run was coming, how to defend pass patterns, nor when to blitz In computer systems, as in football, a defender must be able to think like an attacker I say it in my class every semester, you don t want to be the last person to attack your own system you should be the fir Imagine trying to play defense in football without ever studying offense You would not know when a run was coming, how to defend pass patterns, nor when to blitz In computer systems, as in football, a defender must be able to think like an attacker I say it in my class every semester, you don t want to be the last person to attack your own system you should be the first The world is quickly going online While I caution against online voting, it is clear that online gaming is taking the Internet by storm In our new age where virtual items carry real dollar value, and fortunes are won and lost over items that do not really exist, the new threats to the intrepid gamer are all too real To protect against these hazards, you must understand them, and this groundbreaking book is the only comprehensive source of information on how to exploit computer games Every White Hat should read it It s their only hope of staying only one step behind the bad guys Aviel D Rubin, Ph.D.Professor, Computer ScienceTechnical Director, Information Security InstituteJohns Hopkins University Everyone s talking about virtual worlds But no one s talking about virtual world security Greg Hoglund and Gary McGraw are the perfect pair to show just how vulnerable these online games can be Cade MetzSenior Editor PC Magazine If we re going to improve our security practices, frank discussions like the ones in this book are the only way forward Or as the authors of this book might say, when you re facing off against Heinous Demons of Insecurity, you need experienced companions, not to mention a Vorpal Sword of Security Knowledge Edward W Felten, Ph.D.Professor of Computer Science and Public AffairsDirector, Center for Information Technology PolicyPrinceton University Historically, games have been used by warfighters to develop new capabilities and to hone existing skills especially in the Air Force The authors turn this simple concept on itself, making games themselves the subject and target of the hacking game, and along the way creating a masterly publication that is as meaningful to the gamer as it is to the serious security system professional Massively distributed systems will define the software field of play for at least the next quarter century Understanding how they work is important, but understanding how they can be manipulated is essential for the security professional This book provides the cornerstone for that knowledge Daniel McGarveyChief, Information Protection DirectorateUnited States Air Force Like a lot of kids, Gary and I came to computing and later to computer security through games At first, we were fascinated with playing games on our Apple s, but then became bored with the few games we could afford We tried copying each other s games, but ran up against copy protection schemes So we set out to understand those schemes and how they could be defeated Pretty quickly, we realized that it was a lot fun to disassemble and work around the protections in a game than it was to play it With the thriving economies of today s online games, people not only have the classic hacker s motivation to understand and bypass the security of games, but also the criminal motivation of cold, hard cash That s a combination that s hard to stop The first step, taken by this book, is revealing the techniques that are being used today Greg Morrisett, Ph.D.Allen B Cutting Professor of Computer ScienceSchool of Engineering and Applied SciencesHarvard University If you re playing online games today and you don t understand security, you re at a real disadvantage If you re designing the massive distributed systems of tomorrow and you don t learn fro
Exploiting Online Games Cheating Massively Distributed Systems Imagine trying to play defense in football without ever studying offense You would not know when a run was coming how to defend pass patterns nor when to blitz In computer systems as in football a
Title: Exploiting Online Games: Cheating Massively Distributed Systems
Author: Greg Hoglund
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