Martijn Lammerts
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More Attacks against Computer Automatic Update Systems

Last month, Kaspersky discovered that Asus's live update system was infected with malware, an operation it called Operation Shadowhammer. Now we learn that six other companies were targeted in the same operation. As we mentioned before, ASUS was not the only company used by the attackers. Studying this case, our experts found other samples that used similar algorithms. As in...
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Fraud Detection in Pokémon Go

I play Pokémon Go. (There, I've admitted it.) One of the interesting aspects of the game I've been watching is how the game's publisher, Niantec, deals with cheaters. There are three basic types of cheating in Pokémon Go. The first is botting, where a computer plays the game instead of a person. The second is spoofing, which is faking GPS...
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Denuvo DRM Cracked within a Day of Release

Denuvo is probably the best digital-rights management system, used to protect computer games. It's regularly cracked within a day. If Denuvo can no longer provide even a single full day of protection from cracks, though, that protection is going to look a lot less valuable to publishers. But that doesn't mean Denuvo will stay effectively useless forever. The company has...
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