by Danette J. Ellerman | March 14, 2019 3:29 am
Identity protection is one of the key aspects of overall security and protection against attacks. Nobody cares more about protecting their identity than gaming many of whom have thousands of dollars’ worth of games and in-game content. People are getting hacked everywhere, inside games and outside games and getting compromised. In some cases, people get their credit card information stolen and in other cases they lose control of their accounts where their characters and items are. But the problem is that game companies up until recently haven’t had any way to protect users’ data other than email.
Recently, some of them have started to deploy two-factor authentication, but that can also be defeated fairly easily. I have recommended that if companies really want to protect their users and customers they should be supporting and enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA). While no security is infallible, biometric MFA is one of the best ways to protect a user’s identity which is what SynapticsSYNA -0.77%’ own SecurePad enables. SecurePad is a touchpad that Synaptics has developed that integrates their Natural ID fingerprint sensors right inside the touchpad. This is a great technology for gamers because it can be used easily as a piece of the touchpad and not feel like an auxiliary component of the system. It also helps ODMs supply chain as it consolidates two parts into one and should increase reliability as it’s one part.
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