Was thinking of mmorpg's (stupid vanguard:soh announcing beta 1) and started reading up on the programming aspects and how security can be applied in attempts to stop cheating / botting / hacking etc. Followed a link from the official VSoH forums on what WoW has done and it got me thinking.
You see WoW has a 'warden
' client running silently in the background which
checks your running app's to ensure no third party software is being used to cheat online - quite an interesting approach by Blizzard.
Wonder where the future of security and the like will take us, and how that will clash with our ethical and/or moral codes (this is a recurring conundrum in many different fields).