Video games have been with us for decades, and the way we use them is changing with the improvements that our constantly evolving technology allows creators to make.
Video games have been with us for decades, and the way we use them is changing with the improvements that our constantly evolving technology allows creators to make. What was originally designed as a single player entertainment tool has become a mass experience that can be enjoyed by thousands of people simultaneously. And given that online games require a constant internet connection, it is very important to protect your resources properly. That is why we have prepared five tips for you to make this task easier for you.
1. Don’t click on this link
Many multiplayer games require internet access, which can be a source of danger. Gaming sites are an attractive target for cybercriminals looking to target unsuspecting players. Many of these sites provide players with instant messaging or other methods of contacting each other, but be careful as you never know who you are actually talking to. Never click on links or open attachments that you receive from other users on such sites – they may lead to malicious content. Also, be careful what you download – make sure you are on the official website of the game in question.
2. Be careful
Use a nickname instead of your real name. Limit voice calls to a small group of friends.
3. Use strong passwords
A strong password is essential – we’ve talked about it many times, and we’re not going to stop. Make sure your wireless connection is properly encrypted (WPA / WPA2) and access to it is secured with a strong password. Also, remember that one good password is not enough – you should use a separate one for each online account. If there is a data leak from the website hosting the game and you have one password for all services, cybercriminals will gain access to your accounts. And you wouldn’t want that.
4. Use only official channels
Always use official channels and services when discussing game-related issues. Fraudsters may pretend to be administrators and convince you to install a program that turns out to be a Trojan, or they will persuade you to enter your login details. They may even scare you to block your account if you do not provide such information. When you receive such threats, consult them on the official website of the game.
5. Install a good anti-virus program
Use a solution you can trust. Anti-virus offers the latest technologies to fight even the most advanced threats, and is equipped with a „Player Mode” that ensures that games have the full power of the computer, and the fun is not interrupted by unnecessary messages.