CCP is aware that an individual claims to have access to the source code of the EVE client. This access is not a security risk to CCP in any way. CCP does not believe in security by obscurity. The Python scripting language that is used by the client can be easily decompiled to generate human-readable code, and CCP has designed its server-side systems with that understanding. Access to the source code for the EVE client exposes no security vulnerabilities, has no privacy protection issues, and poses no threat to our customers' billing information. The server-side interface used by the client is carefully protected to ensure that no abusive or unwanted information is transmitted to, or from the EVE system. Nothing the EVE client can do can affect the game state, no advantage can be gained by manipulating the EVE client, no advantageous or disadvantageous information can be transmitted to other EVE users by altering the EVE client. The EVE client is signed with a security certificate registered to CCP, and hashes are available on our web site for those who wish to ensure the integrity of EVE client download files they may have received from a source other than direct download from CCP's web site.
CCP does not confirm or deny, nor make any comment, regarding issues of internal security, and will not be doing so in this case. As a policy, CCP removes message board posts regarding violations of its EULA and Terms of Service, and CCP considers any alteration of the Client software, including decompilation, to be such violations.
Ryan S. Dancey
Chief Marketing Officer