London, UK and Austin, US,11th October 2012: MePIN, an authentication and user verification service and Games-Masters.com, a leading game developer and publisher today announced a partnership that will enable players of its multiplayer games to securely log into accounts and services without the need of passwords.
Gamers who enjoy MMORPG and other multiplayer games have been plagued by password frustration and the fear of having their accounts hacked or phished. Now, thanks to the collaboration with MePIN, players of popular games such as CABAL and Tower Worlds can sign in using the unique MePIN smartphone app or MePIN USB key and ‘protect’ their online accounts and ‘in game’ currency, with ease.
In a recent survey, forgotten and lost password details were among one of the main reasons as to why gamers stopped playing (17%) and that the process of retrieving ‘lost’ account details was too complicated. In the same survey, a third said they felt that their online account had been a target of fraudulent use or theft.
Markku Mehtälä, CEO and co-founder of MePIN, said, “Security is high on the agenda for any service that holds personal details. The online gaming market is no stranger to deceit, game publishers and developers are constantly tackling claims of misuse and in game purchase theft. At MePIN we have developed a product which aims to tackle these challenges head on, allowing the gaming industry to grow safely and more importantly enabling players to get back to enjoying gaming.”
"At Games-Masters.com the security and loyalty of our players is integral to our business and ongoing success. MePIN is a simple and secure service that benefits both the gamers and industry immensely. By helping us reduce the issues that are facing gamers and support teams on a daily basis, this partnership has to be a winning solution.” said Thorsten Schauer, CEO at Games-Masters.com
For more information on MePIN’s secure authentication service please visit www.mepin.com or to download the service to your smartphone now simply visit:
Android app will be available soon.
MePIN is a service from Meontrust Inc, an organisation founded in 2010 to help peoples’ everyday online life by providing a simple and safe way to access their numerous web services. MePIN uses open industry standards, so that consumers and service providers are not tied into one proprietary solution, and uses banking grade Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) at its security core.
MePIN is funded by angel and seed investors from USA, Hong Kong and Finland, and supported by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.
Further information is available at www.mepin.com.