November 24, 2011
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
KONAMI will be kicking off its new "KONAMI One-Time Password Service" on Thursday, November 24th. This sleek authentication service utilizing single-use passwords will be making online services and gaming like the "KONAMI STYLE" online store and "e-AMUSEMENT GATE" community site run by KONAMI safer and more secure for consumers. *1
One-Time Password is an authentication system to reduce the risk of unauthorized access by using a new password for each time you login to a site. "KONAMI One-Time Password Service" will be using VASCO Data Security's patented DIGIPASS, with the password generator available in standard keychain form.
Recent years have seen a spike in incidents involving the use of stolen passwords and IDs to access a plethora of services. The influx of reports to the National Police Agency regarding unauthorized access has been similarly unrelenting.*2 KONAMI firmly recognizes this grave issue and treats security of its online services as a matter of paramount importance. The KONAMI One-Time Password Service will be implemented to put consumers at ease and create an environment optimized for maximum enjoyment of KONAMI content.
KONAMI will continue to put safety first-ceaselessly striving to improve security, protect its consumers, and create an environment ideal for enjoying great KONAMI content.
|■ About the Password Generator|
|Product name||KONAMI OTP TOKEN (keychain)|
|Release Date||Thursday, November 24th, 2011|
|Price||1,050 yen (tax included)|
|*Available via KONAMI's online store, KONAMI STYLE, as well as KONAMI STYLE Tokyo Midtown.|
|Keychain password generator|
*1 The KONAMI One-Time Password Service is an optional service. The previous ID/password-based authentication method will continue to be available for on-line services or on-line games.
*2 According to the National Police Agency's report (only in Japanese)