Axie Infinity has turned to leading human-bot verification technology provider GeeTest to protect its NFT gaming community from fraud while improving user experience.
Axie Infinity has stepped up its plans to protect its community from future exploits and fraud. The leading blockchain gaming company has turned to GeeTest, bringing the tool from the leading provider of human bot verification technology to the platform.
GeeTest Bot Detector
GeeTest provides an advanced form of CAPTCHA verification technology for websites, apps and now web3 platforms.
CAPTCHA is a human-bot verification technology used to prevent automated bots from accessing editable pages on web platforms. Hackers use bots to post phishing and spam links on platforms that are not well protected.
While some websites have installed CAPTCHA plugins that require users to answer basic questions before gaining posting privileges, hackers have over the years developed bots that can override those requirements, explains cybersecurity service provider Cloudflare.
But GeeTest offers an advanced type of CAPTCHA that has been recognized by Gartner and Forrester for the past three consecutive years. Its CAPTCHA tool is specifically designed to prevent bot attacks.
GeeTest has been widely adopted in the blockchain, online gaming and e-commerce industries, among others, and currently serves more than 320,000 companies, processing more than 1.6 billion CAPTCHA requests daily.
The tool will be a welcome addition to Axie Infinity’s firewall arsenal, especially in the wake of the events that took place in late March.
“Before GeeTest we were using Google reCAPTCHA, but we were having trouble getting it to support all devices. Sometimes the CAPTCHA would not load on client devices, preventing them from logging in. GeeTest has solved this problem while preventing mass registration of bots,” said the Sky Mavis security team.
The Ronin bridge of the metaverse gaming platform that connects to Ethereum was hacked, resulting in a $625 million haul.
Ronin and Axie Infinity’s parent organization, Sky Mavis, managed to refund and restart Ronin late last month after conducting extensive security checks, which also included increasing the number of private keys to execute transactions from nine to eleven.
Axie isn’t the only one to have thought about its security
Axie is not the only gaming platform looking to increase the level of security for its community. Last week, The Sandbox hired leading cybersecurity firm BrandShield to secure its metaverse.
The Animoca Brands subsidiary will use the online threat detection company to protect metaverse users from NFT scams and cryptocurrency exploits.
Web3 companies are serious about cybersecurity and want to crack down on fraud, spam and scams in the industry. Animoca Brands and The Sandbox joined Decentraland, Dapper Labs, Circle and others last week to form the DAO (decentralized autonomous organization) Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3 (OMA3).
OMA3 will, among other things, be responsible for vetting NFT and gaming projects to ensure that communities are protected from potential tug-of-war and Ponzi schemes.
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