Last time, we investigated how an early-2010s gaming DRM system approached machine-based licensing. This time, we'll investigate exactly how the DRM system interacts with the game to accomplish its ends.
Structure of the DRM system
Looking at the game binary, FooBarBazX.exe, for the… »
Last time, we investigated how an early-2010s gaming DRM system stored licences for games. This time, we'll investigate how those licences are tied to particular devices.
From last time, we know that the licence file contains an encrypted XML payload:… »
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
Last time, we investigated part of a gaming DRM system from the early-2010s, looking at some of the configuration files. This time, we'll investigate how the licences for these games are stored.
Is is known that the licence data for the games is stored… »
This post concerns a DRM system used in a PC gaming platform introduced in the early 2010s. The particular DRM system is not relevant and will not be identified, but will be familiar to many.
One function of the DRM system is to require… »
The Mambo HR is a no-name $30 fitness tracker from Chinese manufacturer Lifesense, and I recently acquired one as a gift. Let's look this horse in the mouth, shall we?
Oof, it's not pretty. The Mambo HR has no buttons or touch functionality,… »