The potential for having a hacked game account clearly goes hand in hand with online games, regardless of which country you're in. Japan
is taking aim at this particular issue through a rather significant partnership with Visa International
, reports Nicholas Aaron Khoo for CNET Asia
The Japan Online Game Association (JOGA) has pushed for the industry-wide adoption of Verified by Visa by year's end. Verified by Visa uses SSL encryption as part of its Three-Domain (3-D) Secure platform, and it's hoped that establishing this industry standard will reduce the frequency of stolen accounts
. Khoo writes, "According to JOGA, Verified by Visa has already been implemented by over 60 percent of online gaming companies in Japan -- the highest among any online retail and service provider industry categories."
You can check out the full story in Khoo's "Peace of mind for Japanese gamers?
" as part of his Geekonomics column at CNET Asia.[Via PlayNoEvil]