Patcay.com – Playing games is one of the most popular activities for many people, including in Indonesia. However, gaming can also be one of the gaps for cyber criminals to carry out their actions. Therefore, it is important to know how not to get cyberattacked while playing games.
Here are some tips on how not to get cyber-cracked while gaming:
Use powerful security software
Security software, such as antivirus and firewalls, can help protect your device from malware, ransomware, and other attacks. Make sure to always install the latest updates for your security software.
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Be careful with links and files you receive
Never open links or files you receive from people you don’t know. These links and files may contain malware or ransomware that can harm your device.
Use strong and unique passwords
Use strong and unique passwords for your gaming accounts. A strong password should have at least 12 characters consisting of letters, numbers, and symbols.
Do not share your personal information
Never share your personal information, such as credit card numbers, home address, or phone number, with people you don’t know. Your personal information can be used by cyber criminals to commit fraud or other crimes.
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Avoid using public devices
If you must use a public device to play games, be sure to delete all your personal data when you’re done playing. Public devices may be infected with malware or ransomware that can compromise your device.
Always keep your account secure
Enable the two-factor authentication (2FA) feature for your gaming account. This will add an extra layer of security to your account.
Report if you fall victim to cybercrime
If you become a victim of cybercrime, report it to the authorities immediately. Your report will help the authorities to catch the perpetrators of the cybercrime.
By following the tips above, you can reduce your risk of being cyber exposed while gaming.