Encyclopedia of Computer Graphics and Games

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Detecting and Preventing Online Game Bots in MMORPGs

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08234-9_13-1



Game users cheat to level up and accumulate cyber assets in an easy and fast manner without sufficient effort. One of the most widely used tools for cheating in online games is the game bot, which enables users to cheat in a convenient way by automatically performing the required actions. Therefore, game companies employ various security solutions for the detection and prevention of game bots.


Online gaming is one of the successful Internet services. In the past few years, online games have become popular and have been generating huge profits. Online game companies generate profits by charging users a subscription fee and selling virtual items to them. Among the various types of games, MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) make up one of the most popular genres.

As online games gain economic and social importance, various forms of threats emerge. A variety of methods have developed to parasitize...


Online Game Online Gaming Human Player Game World Virtual Good 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Information SecurityKorea UniversitySeongbuk-GuRepublic of Korea