An area concerned with protecting hardware or software against theft or malicious or accidental behavior - often by brought on external parties - that would damage or corrupt the hardware or software.

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How do I prevent identity spoofing in a multiplayer game?

I'm thinking about clients spoofing IP addresses, tricking other clients that they are the server; that sort of stuff. (I don't know much about this, so if this is completely wrong, please correct ...
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Using the DTLS protocol for multiplayer games

I am considering using the DTLS protocol for my online multiplayer game. For those who don't know, it is essentially a port of TLS to UDP datagrams. According to this paper, the main overhead of the ...
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Secure login for a game that is open source

I am making a game which i will be open sourcing. Its a simple arcade like game but requires a network connection because it is meant to be played with other people. The thing i am worrying about is ...
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Best way to verify client files are same as server

In a client server game architecture, what are the possible ways to verify that the client has not modified things like gfx assets or client side scripts? Obviously no solution is perfect, but I ...
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Success checks for client-side javascript mini-game embedded within a server-side browser game

Disclaimer: I know that client-side is always to be held with suspicion, but I'm trying to conceive of a way to verify the success or failure of javascript-based mini-games. Mini-games to add fun to ...
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Peer-to-peer first person shooter

I've been developing a first person shooter/massive multiplayer online roleplaying game for my small business, and was wondering if it would be feasible to use peer-to-peer technology to communicate ...
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How can I secure a high score table? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent cheating on global highscore tables? So, I create a game in Flash and I want to keep a hi-score table for people to compete in. After a player has ...
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Required Security Precautions for Flash / AS3 Multiplayer Game

I have created a couple of games in Flash/AS3 and am playing with programming a flash-based multiplayer (possibly mmo?) game where the application will communicate with a server over a socket ...
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How to protect your real time online shooter from potential bots

I'm looking to create a multiplayer top down shooter. While I've read about different topics, I can see them I've got some real challenges ahead, but I'm all up for it. One thing I can't understand ...
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How should I configure firewall for online game server?

I'm complete newbie on game server work. As I know, online (massively multiplay) game server should keep some TCP or UDP connection from the user. As I (=newbie) guess, maybe huge count of socket port ...
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What are the pros and cons of non-unique display names?

I know of at least big title game (Starcraft II) that doesn't require unique display names, so it would seem like it can work in at least some circumstance. Under what situations does allowing ...
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Save Security with MD5 Hash

I'm working on a flash game that saves your progress locally. These saves can easily be hacked. My solution is to add an md5 hash of all the variables saved into the save file itself. When loading the ...
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Securing JavaScript / PHP game data

Followup to securing-http-data-from-a-javascript-game-to-server. I'm working on something similar, in that I have a PHP backend and a JavaScript frontend, which plays around with the HTML5 canvas ...
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Securing HTTP data from a JavaScript game to server

Suppose I am doing a JavaScript game, and I wish the game to update the server if the user has successfully completes the game and his outcome. How should I ensure that the request came from the ...
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How can I prevent false score reports to global highscore tables?

Browser and mobile games commonly have global highscore tables. It's also common for those tables to contain scores of 2,147,483,647 — where people have figured out the webservice call that ...
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Persistent Browser Based Game: To Captcha or not to Captcha?

I've been working (off-and-on) on a pbbg that's pretty old school. If you've ever played Carnage Blender then you get the idea. If not, it's a simple idea that's been done a lot: A player is ...
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Best 3rd Party DRM Solutions

What are the best 3rd party DRM solutions available from a user experience, development integration, and security perspective?
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What are some ways to prevent or reduce cheating in online multiplayer games? [closed]

Punkbuster exists just to prevent cheating, and yet cheating is common in punkbuster enabled games. Modern Warefare 2 is seriously locked down from the end user running their own server or making any ...