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A new way to think about Passwords.

by admin on Jul.20, 2010, under Blog, Customer Acquisition, Game Support, News

http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/25826/

Password creation can be a huge block to conversion once you get a user on your site, and lost passwords can drain support resources, this might be a great way to solve those problems.

This is a great article that in many ways solves the 2 major problems with passwords on accounts.  Generally we use restrictions such as minimum length and case sensitivity requiring at least 2 upper case symbols.  This works great against brute force dictionary attacks, but causes users to forget their password.  The other method we use is a max attempts at log in, generally 3, then they get locked out.  This can be used with forcing difficult passwords, but often is used by itself, this though opens up another vulnerability if used solo, there is no check against hitting thousands of accounts with the most commonly used passwords.  I will not spoil it for you but Microsoft just came up with the most optimal solution, feel free to smack yourself for not thinking about it yourself.

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Back From GDC

by admin on Mar.15, 2010, under News

It was great seeing old friends and meeting lots of new friends this year at GDC.  I will be following up with most of you over the next week.  I also had some great talks with vendors and have a few new ideas in the F2P space to help increase conversion rates using some previously ignored billing methods. Keep watching here for a write up on this, as I am waiting for a little bit of data to make a sound case for a billing method so far ignored in the US market.

Dear Students,

It was great meeting you kids and seeing your enthusiasm for the industry even in this challenging time of securing a position.  I wish you all the luck and hope to work with you guys (and girls) in the future.

-Phil

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Foo2rama Game Operations @GDC

by admin on Feb.11, 2010, under News

Phil Maurer and the rest of the Foo2rama Game Operations Crew will be at GDC all week.   To schedule an appointment please contact Phil Maurer.

philmaurer@foo2rama.com or via phone 714. 867.7262

Hope to see you there!

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Welcome to the Updated Foo2rama.com

by admin on Feb.09, 2010, under News

Please enjoy our updated website.  We will be moving the older content onto the website over the next few weeks.

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