Online Gaming Security

Contributed by Nathan Schomburg

As the internet has grown gaming companies have worked to build the perfect way for users to interact with each other through online gaming while maintaining user security. Advances in hacking technologies paired with a dramatic growth in online gamers has displayed security flaws thought the industry. Both the Console and PC based online gaming have had their share of security issues. Security for online gaming has become very important recently due to online game purchases and private financial data linked to the accounts. This report will discuss both the current security features online gaming and the issues that have been faced by major online game services.

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