Software Security Series
Exploiting Online Games

Other books in the series:

Software Security Rootkits
Exploiting Software Box set

Gary's USENIX talk on EOG is available as audio, video, and PPT from the USENIX site.

Gary McGraw is currently delivering a talk on Exploiting Online Games for universities, trade shows, and Cigital customers. The slides for the talk are available here.

From the authors of the best-selling Exploiting Software, Exploiting Online Games takes a frank look at controversial security issues surrounding MMORPGs, such as World of Warcraft and Second Life®. This no-holds-barred book comes fully loaded with code examples, debuggers, bots, and hacks.

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If you are a gamer, a game developer, a software security professional, or an interested bystander, this book exposes the inner workings of online-game security for all to see.

This book covers:

  • 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 personal 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 world's foremost software security experts, this book takes a close look at 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.