Exploiting Online Games by Gary McGraw, Greg Hoglund
Exploiting Online Games by Gary McGraw, Greg Hoglund

Exploiting Online Games

Cheating Massively Distributed Systems
by Gary McGraw, Greg Hoglund
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If you are a gamer, a game developer, a software security person or an interested bystander, this book exposes the inner workings of online game security for all to see.

From the authors of the best selling book Exploiting Software, Exploiting Online Games frankly describes controversial security issues surrounding MMORPGs such as World of Warcraft™. This no-holds-barred book comes fully loaded with code examples, debuggers, bots, and hacks.

In this book you will learn

  • Why online games are a harbinger of software security issues to come
  • How millions of gamers have created billion dollar virtual economies
  • How game companies invade your privacy
  • Why some gamers cheat
  • Techniques for breaking online game security
  • How to build a bot to play a game for you
  • Methods for total conversion and advanced mods

Written by the foremost software security experts in the world, this book discusses and describes security problems associated with advanced massively distributed software. With hundreds of thousands of interacting users, today's online games are a bellwether of modern software. The kinds of attack and defense techniques described in Exploiting Online Games are tomorrow's security techniques on display today.