If you play a lot of online multiplayer games, then you should be aware that many game developers are failing to keep your information safe. Therefore, it’s up to you to make sure that your accounts remain hard to hack.
1. Never share your passwords. This is the most common culprit in gaming-related account breaches. Even if you trust your best friend, don’t give it away. You never know who they might tell, or worse yet, what they might do if your friendship ever weakens.
Also, always use a memorable but unbreakable password and never repeat passwords across games.
I just got hacked early in the morning cuz someone used my money! On Playstation!
— Unstable_Gaming (@UnstableYT) November 27, 2015
2. Regularly scan for malware. Trojans and keyloggers are another common way to compromise accounts. Make sure you’re using a trusted security suite! (And no, Windows Defender isn’t good enough here.)
3. Don’t engage in shady activity. This means no gold selling, no account trading, and no weird third-party sites (like gambling sites for EVE Online and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive). Some activities may seem legit, but often these websites play the long con and catch you off guard.
Have you ever been hacked? What did you do? Got any gaming security tips to share? Let us know in the comments!
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