The End of Online Game Cheating?

In 2010, some colleagues from the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, published a paper outlining a new protocol developed for spotting cheating in the online gaming world. A vast underground was identified where cheating would occur through use of non-approved software. But this type of cheating would undermine the integrity of the whole industry by increasing an individual’s odds of winning. The protocol put the power back in the gaming operators’ hands, allowing them to identify when individuals were using cheating tactics, owners of gaming sites can be assured that they are gaming on a level playing field, a field where their efforts are equal to everyone else’s.

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