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Posted: Mar 31st 2010 5:35PM Georgio said

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Have you noticed that 8 out of 16 points are specified as only related to NCSoft games ? I wonder why ? Seems that their really lack of any security skills, coupled with the horrendous support make them a target of hackers and RMTers.

Posted: Mar 31st 2010 6:01PM Dumac said

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Maybe because he as a former employee of NCsoft has direct experience with those games and chose to present on that and not pull stuff out of his arse? I don't know, but it does not matter, as long as the problems are known about and something is being done. Don't you agree?

Incidentally i am a (former/returning) Guild Wars player and i have no idea what a "comps" exploit or a trader arbitrage is. Maybe i would have if i have read the slideshow but the letters on that site's app are just too tiny for comfort.
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Posted: Mar 31st 2010 6:04PM jmerriex said

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Actually this is because the speaker (I went to this particular session) was previously apart of NC Soft. NC Soft is in NO WAY the only organization that deal with these issues. I know my company deal with them on a daily basis as do other companies like Turbine, Nexxon, Blizzard, EA and more.

Online gaming has a HUGE amount of risk involved and an exorbitant amount of fraud and cheating. It's not even close to just an NC Soft thing.
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Posted: Mar 31st 2010 5:39PM (Unverified) said

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What's up with that annoying guy image? It invokes violent feelings in me and i feel like punching him in the face repeatedly.

Posted: Mar 31st 2010 6:09PM Zantom said

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lol totally agree. It is disturbing...
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Posted: Mar 31st 2010 11:58PM (Unverified) said

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@Dumac: Arbitrage is, in essence, the practice of getting something for nothing. You make a profit without spending a dime.

Here's the wiki page. There may be a little too much jargon, though: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbitrage

Posted: Apr 1st 2010 1:40AM (Unverified) said

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A lot of NCsoft-related stuff, true. But if you look closer you'll also notice that Guild Wars, the game from the company he co-founded, has the highest amount of security issues up there. Incidently and speaking with hand-on experience, it's so true.

No wonder he left the company.

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