mOTP solution in online Gaming industry
Today, quite a lot of online game accounts are cracked and there are urgent needs for protection of virtual properties. As shown in relevant reports, 75 % of the viruses intercepted currently are Trojan horses; because most young players are too young to have any consciousness of security, they become the victims of the online thieves who steal their game accounts and sell them for dirty money.
Trojan horses are everywhere and they can transmit via Instant Message Apps, E-mails, and web pages to intrude your computer system. According to Analytic reports, 93% game players lose their game accounts because of Trojan attacks.
Online games are very popular and with the presentation of high-quality online games, many players are entering the virtual world on the Internet. The game account means, for a game player, accumulation of energy and efforts and large amount of fund investment as well. Some players even purchase the game items with “real money” they have in the real world, simply to get upgraded. Or otherwise, they may trade their game items for real money. This, somehow, increases the excitement in games. Now, many game players are very concerned about the security of their game account. For instance, their password may be too short to be easily guessed or their account may be cracked in a short-term by specialized software; but it is very hard to remember a long and complex password. Or they may use the same password on a number of accounts.
The major reasons for theft of game accounts are as follows:
Online game players are relatively young and they are not aware enough of the importance of security, and they are very curious and may log in to unknown websites and open the unknown E-mails without further thinking. All these may expose them to Trojan horses.
- With deceptive E-mails or announcements in the game, some players are cheated into visiting the phishing website and enter their account information, so thieves can directly intercept their account and password information. Generally, phishing website resembles the office website of the game both in style and content, and the game players can hardly tell them from the office website. Phishing website is the most typical and effective manner to steal account information of players.
- Trojan horses may spread via game plug-ins. When the player logs in to the game, the Trojan horse program will cheat or intercept account and password information of the user. This requires quite some skills and it can satisfy the needs of game players to save their energy, and therefore it becomes one of the major causes for theft of game accounts.
- Many game players like to play games in an Internet bar. There might be heated gaming atmosphere in Internet bars but it is also full of risks. Thieves steal the account information by peaking from behind the game player or by planting Trojan horses on the computers in Internet bars. As long as the game player logs in, his/her account and password information will be sent to the E-mail address in less than one minute. Most game players lose their accounts in Internet
In the fierce competitive online game industry, it will be a nice idea if the game operator can provide their users with simple but effective game account protection. One-time password in online games will be much beneficial both for game operators and online players.
For online game operators
They can provide game players with account protection functions and new content in their services and protect the security of game accounts. They can improve and provide game account security services and increase the player satisfaction and establish high loyalty among game players. They can reduce the reputation loss from theft of game accounts which helps to build up good public images. They can reduce the complaints due to theft of game accounts and thereby reduce the management costs. They can minimize the dissatisfaction caused by theft of game accounts, so as to reduce the possibility that the game player may change to other games. They can provide better online game account security services and attract more players.
For online game players
They can improve the security of game accounts and minimize the risks of theft. There are no restrictions, and the security protection mechanism works well on all computers. Game players do not have to change their operation habits because the security protection mechanism is simple and easy to use. Since the password is generated by the mOTP, game players do not have to set a long and complicated password so that it will reduce the possibility that they may forget the password.
Our Solution and Benefits
At this moment, there are urgent needs for a new identity authentication technology to improve the security of the application system. As a dedicated high-tech enterprise in information security industry, Century Century Longmai made the best of its experiences in development and marketing of products and presented the mOTP Server identity authentication system, to meet the needs for higher level security. The mOTP Server identity authentication system is primarily used to provide application systems with One Time Password (OTP) based identity authentication services, so as to increase the security level of the application systems in terms of identity authentication. In addition, it can improve the usability and convenience in uses and reduces the costs for management and maintenance of the identity authentication system.
The mOTP Server authentication system comprises a software system and system. The user can generate a One Time Password by using the OTP token and then the OTP is transmitted via the application to the software system, where the OTP will be verified. The application system will determine, on basis of the authentication results from the software system, whether the user’s request will be accepted or denied.