Nokia engineer hacks Windows 8 to get free games
The kicker for Angel?
Weve seen a myriad of issues and offered potential fixes to them all. Any mildly competent developer can productize these security attack vectors into shipping products. If Microsoft doesnt take it upon itself to fix these security attack vectors its not because it couldnt, its because it chooses not to.
People have been doing this with PC games for well over a DECADE!
get free in-app purchases by modifying encrypted IsoStore files
crack trial apps and get paid versions for free
remove in-app ads from free games
reduce the cost of in-game paid items
unlock paid levels by script-injection techniques
How is this news?
It's up to the software developer to secure their own applications to make sure this doesn't happen, or lessen the risk. For one, why include the full game code in a trial version of the game? If the data isn't there to begin with, then there is nothing to crack.