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Microsoft’s Metaverse Security Stance; Sony’s VR Eye-Tracking Gains

By  |  March 28, 2022 11:00 AM PDT
Photo: A concept image of how mixed reality with Mesh and HoloLens 2. Credit: Microsoft.

Every new boom in internet tech comes with security risks—just ask all the crypto adherents who’ve had their NFTs pilfered and wallets drained. Microsoft’s new vice president of security, former Amazon Web Services executive Charlie Bell, says the potential security threats posed by the metaverse “could be deal-breakers for enterprises if we don’t act now.”

That’s the thrust of today’s new post from Bell on Microsoft's corporate blog, which imagines fraud and security breach scenarios that could play out in virtual worlds. While it does stress that Microsoft sees collaboration as key to building a secure metaverse, Bell’s post comes across as a clear attempt to position Microsoft as an early leader on solving these problems. 

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