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Comment: I've worked on countering these type of cheats (Score 1) 102

by Coditor (#46886451) Attached to: The Million-Dollar Business of Video Game Cheating
and it's very hard. We had good success not in stopping a commercial cheat system directly, but identifying the cheaters correctly. Our game was small enough that by making the cheat developer work too much they eventually decided it wasn't worth the money they spent on development. Most big online game companies don't care enough to even bother doing anything, other than maybe buying some commercial product that's easily bypassed. They make enough money up front that pissing off some customers isn't important. The funny thing is that people spent more on the cheat product than on the game.

Comment: Re:No jurisdiction (Score 1) 226

by Coditor (#46848859) Attached to: American Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over Data Stored In Other Countries
If the data in question is protected by a foreign law from being disclosed to anyone, such as personal information protected by the EU, then if the company were to disclose this information to a third party such as the court, it would be in violation of that country's laws. Damn if you do and damned if you don't. Who do you want to piss off more? International law is highly complex and probably shouldn't be handled by judges at a local level. I would expect the state department would get involved, as it might cause all sorts of grief to the country.

Comment: Yes, but (Score 1) 139

by Coditor (#45922655) Attached to: Mobile Banking Apps For iOS Woefully Insecure
As an iOS programmer (not at a financial company but we do ecommerce) I would be surprised that the banks did not use Veracode to analyze their binaries. Veracode isn't perfect but even for us it finds a number of these issues. But statically analyzed security issues found by a researcher are not always exploitable in real life. It's very likely that the bank could have security on the API side that would validate anything the client did that would not be visible on a client only analysis. As with Veracode where we get a lot of red herrings, what looks wrong statically might not actual be an issue. Then again I worked at a banking company once before the mobile era and their software truly sucked.

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