Denuvo: SSD Rumors are Wrong – No System is Infallible, Striving to Beat Pirates By Being One Step Ahead

Fahad Arif
Posted Dec 5, 2014
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After escaping from the reach of pirates and successfully protecting some latest video game titles like Lords of the Fallen, Dragon Age: Inquisition and FIFA 15 for months, the Denuvo anti-tamper piracy protection system was finally cracked by a group of hackers a couple of days ago. Following the report, Denuvo Software Solutions has come up with some clarifications stating that no system is infallible but learning from usual events, we always strive to be a step ahead of the pirates, and that the rumors regarding the shortening of SSD lifespan are completely false.

Denuvo Anti-Tamper Tech Protects DRM Solutions, Isn’t Responsible for Shortening SSD Lifespans – We Strive to Stay a Step Ahead of Pirates, Says Denuvo Software Solutions

When it comes to digital rights management systems in the video games industry, Denuvo is the new hot topic right now, but following the recent report of the solutions circumvention by the hands of hackers to crack latest games like Lords of the Fallen, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and FIFA 15, Denuvo Software Solutions has officially contacted DSOGaming to clear out some misconceptions and provide answer to some questions. According to Denuvo, the protection system is not actually a complete DRM solution, it is rather an Anti-Tamper technology that protects DRM solutions and strengthens the security of video games. Denuvo Software Solutions said:

”Our Anti-Tamper technology prevents the debugging, reverse engineering and changing of executable files to strengthen the security of games.”

“It is not a DRM solution (as we don’t manage rights / act as license management in any way), but rather, Denuvo Anti-tamper protects DRM solutions, such as Origin Online Access or the Steam license management system, from being circumvented.”

Talking about protection of the security systems of latest video games, what about the Dragon Age: Inquisition crack that is rumored to be making rounds on the internet right now? According to Denuvo Software Solutions, no working crack for any of the games protected by Denuvo anti-tamper technology can be found on the internet as of yet.

Furthermore, answering to the site’s question about whether it will be able to enhance and improve the Denuvo anti-tamper technology allowing it to adjust according to the needs of the day and put up a strong fight against those people that are trying to exploit it, Denuvo Software Solutions made a straight forward statement saying that no system is infallible, what we can do to improve things is keep learning from the normal events and strive to be a step ahead of the pirates. They said:

“To answer the open question at the end of your article: No system is infallible, including ours (some press releases call our Anti-Tamper solution “uncrackable”, we are long enough in this business to have a more realistic view). Our job is to keep learning from what has worked and how things have been circumvented so we can always strive to be a step ahead of those who want to pirate our customers’ products.”

In the end the team talked about the SSD rumors and clarified that they are completely false. Denuvo anti-tamper technology is not responsible for degrading the lifespans of Solid State Drives.

“Completely wrong rumor which is repeated over and over although many 3rd party tests (as well as we) state that our solution does not perform read / write operations to the HDD (hence we have no negative impact on the lifetime of SSDs or any other hardware component).”

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