Top 3 Security Issues in the Mobile Gaming Industry

1. Hacking and Credential Theft

In a rush to get apps on the play store, mobile game developers often have limited time to prepare security. This can result in some games being easy targets for hackers looking to capitalize on the lack of security by stealing accounts, as account theft can be very profitable. The Irdeto cybersecurity team actually done an investigation into this recently and found that for just one game title they could buy over 50 stolen accounts, with prices ranging for $5 to a staggering $15,000 depending on what was available in the stolen account.

This has big consequences for the actual app developers as well, as some studies have shown that some mobile game developers have lost over 50% of their potential revenue due to his kind of hacking.

2. Data Leakage

Data leakage is largely seen as one of the most troubling threats to mobile security in 2020. According to Ponemon, companies in the mobile app industry currently have a 28% chance of experiencing a data breach incident in the next two years, on average. Granted the issue is more worrying for apps that hold lots of personal information like social media apps, however nowadays even mobile games may request a lot of personal information from its users. As a result, ensuring hackers can’t steal data from users is one of the biggest priorities for all mobile app develops, including game developers.

3. Hacking Redemption Codes

Redemption codes in the mobile gaming industry are essentially the same thing as coupon codes you’d use at clothing shops like Levi’s. As such, almost every game has them, just like in the real world. For example, there are redemption codes for the game AFK Arena over at afk.guide but if that’s not your cup of tea simply google the name of any game followed by “redemption code”.

However, the fact that most games have these redemption codes means that there is a black market for people trading them, and consequently hackers will steal redemption codes to use them as barter on such markets. When redemption codes are used after being stolen, hackers/buyers essentially get the item for free, and so the game doesn’t make profit. This will result in the game being seen as less successful than it otherwise would have in regard to profit, which is bad for developers.

The Importance of Tech Support for a Welding Company

When starting a welding company a tech support branch is probably not the first thing that you will consider investing in, but in this modern age of unreliable internet guides shoddy DIY welds have become more and more common, with many needing help for their welding mistakes. So, for this and other reasons that I will list, any welding company that is seeking success it is imperative that you have a strong tech support wing.

Name Recognition

Having a strong tech support will allow your company to build a name that is associated with a reliable service. Having this reliable reputation is easily one of the most important things in business, especially in manual labour industries like welding, and if your tech support is below par the customer is less likely to return and also less likely to recommend your service to friends. In many ways your tech support is the face of your company, so it is extremely important that it gives off a good impression.

Increase Sales

As you are tasked with the service of helping consumers it would be in your best interest to try sell some of your own products when trying to solve their problem. Obviously as long as your suggestions are not opportunistic, and your product can actually help them. Tech support opens your company up to a whole new consumer base, as it will most likely be people new to the welding scene that will require the most assistance. It is quite important that if you are someone just getting into the welding industry or simply planning on some DIY that you do some form of research into the tech that is required, it would be highly recommendable to give WeldingMania a look, which often showcases and compares the newest technology in welding, and helps with a lot of the confusion when choosing your tools.

Save Money

Finally, if you can offer a solid service over the phone, then you can save money by not having to send your own worker to the problem. This will help not only eliminate costs, it will actually help you make more money in the long term, as you will have more free welders to go to new jobs instead of solving other people’s mistakes.

Most welding issues are easily solved, so by having a solid welding tech support you can increase both name recognition and sales, and also save money in the long run. It truly is a no brainer.