Why do Hackers Target the Gaming Industry?
Hacking in the games industry is not rare. It is an industry that has been growing exponentially for many years. This growth means much greater exposure to the world at large. More exposure usually means more risks. It’s an all-too-common event that hackers break into a game and began to exploit it. As an industry built around tech-literate users, the ...18 February 2021
Penetration Testing Explained: Black, Grey, or White Box?
When it comes to cybersecurity and penetration testing, there’s a lot of jargon to navigate. In particular, the types of penetration testing are often broken up into ‘boxes’. Commonly, these are Black, Grey, and White Box. What do they mean? What do they involve and entail? Cyrex is here to help pull the curtain back and show what’s involved with ...4 February 2021
Pair Hacking: Taking on Apple
Any company can be the target of a hack, every company has vulnerabilities. Even one as big as Apple. In 2020, vulnerabilities were discovered in Apple’s infrastructure. There was a huge amount of hype in the bug bounty community about finding these vulnerabilities. For both the reputation of finding them but also for the bounty itself. A team of bug ...21 January 2021
Security Explained: 5 Reasons IT Security is Paramount
Taking the proper security precautions is integral to smooth business operations. Below, we’ve listed some of the reasons our customers have used our security services. They are relatable to all industries and not just the ones mentioned below. For Cyrex, we believe that security has to be a priority, not an afterthought. 1. Protect Your Reputation After a hack, there ...7 January 2021
Cloud Gaming: Benefits for Indie Developers
As a company built by native game developers, we couldn’t help but see the potential in cloud gaming and what it could offer indie developers. Over time, hardware only gets more advanced and those who are left behind watch an ever-expanding technology gap. That’s why we are so passionate about cloud gaming and why we launched Cyrex GST. Not only for players but for developers ...22 December 2020
Security Explained: Penetration Testing vs Bug Bounties
In the world of application and network cybersecurity, you may have asked the question: what is penetration testing? Or what are bug bounties? Trying to find the right security and what precautions to take can be a difficult task. It is something that requires research and some knowhow. We know that coming into the technical side of cybersecurity can be ...17 December 2020
How Does 5G Affect Application Security?
5G is a huge step forward in connectivity and speeds but this increase also brings security flaws. It’s not as simple as 3G to 4G. This step is as big as moving to broadband from dial-up. It offers faster speeds, lower latency, a more responsive system, and even less power usage. It carries more devices with a stronger connection at ...12 November 2020
Anti-Cheat Systems: Security through Obscurity
Anti-cheat solutions are a common sight in online games. Most studios even have their own proprietary anti-cheat system. Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC), Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC), BattlEye, are well-known and commonly used. These systems are useful to have, they deter the average hacker and stop opportunists at the door. It’s the perception of the anti-cheat and the consequences of being caught that ...5 November 2020
Cyrex’ New Indie First Security Program for First-Time Developers
Cyrex is launching a brand-new program, Indie First, to protect indie developers in the gaming sector. Cybersecurity is a constantly growing worry and with more indie developers emerging now more than ever, there is a huge need for awareness and proactivity in the space. Cyrex wants to give developers that boost they need to keep their IP, revenue, and players ...9 October 2020