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CCP Games Discusses Anti-Phishing Measures
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

CCP Games has posted a new developer blog detailing measures the company is taking to ensure the security of users accounts in the sci-fi MMO, EVE Online. The lengthy post focuses on the problem of email phishing scams and the steps CCP is taking to limit their impact.

This is the first in what will be an indeterminate number of blogs which will be focusing on our ongoing mission to keep your account information secure. I should mention that this particular blog is the vast majority of the security portion of the CSM meeting, which was removed from the meeting minutes in favor of this blog. We also discussed some things forum goers may already be aware of such as the Gawker database hack and the issues we had a few months ago with some packet filtering devices at universities. I've decided to start with phishing because I think it's pretty lame. It's also rather prevalent because it essentially requires zero talent and if left alone can bury your inbox in garbage while the phisher harvests the odd account to convert to cash. As with any of our security efforts, whether it be account security or RMT, our focus will be on increasing the amount of effort required while reducing the profitability of the enterprise. As I've said in a previous blog your stuff has value and is, ipso facto, of value to lazy criminals.
Head over to the link below to read the full review.

EVE Online Blog: Phishing
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