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Any action we take online requires being alert and taking security seriously. Whether browsing, downloading any file, sending an e-mail. Also when we play online we must exercise caution. In this article we are going to talk about how to stay safe when gaming online.
Here are some guidelines and tips for not taking unnecessary risks and that our privacy and the proper functioning of our equipment are at risk.
Our children use daily ICT devices with which they interact, learn and play. Online games are already part of their daily lives, but knowing how to use them does not mean they are exempt from their risks. Do you know how to encourage safe use of online games? Follow these tips.
Keep the data private
This is something essential today. No matter what we do online, it is very convenient to keep our data private. We must never provide confidential data, information that relates to us. We are surrounded by people from all over the world on many occasions and we don’t really know who is behind.
Therefore, we must keep private data such as our first and last name, address, where we work or study, etc. Any information that can relate to us that put our privacy at risk.
Play online on a secure server
If we are starting to play new online game, we must always verify that the server we are using has the correct encryption and authentication before starting to play. If this server does not have them, we may be vulnerable to attacks that may affect the game site databases.
This means that our personal information, such as login information, email addresses and payment options, if we have a subscription, are available for theft. Using websites like this site dedicated to finding the best game hosting is a great way to make sure you are playing on a secure server to protect yourself.
Use DDoS protection
If we are running our own game hosting server, we must take advantage of security companies that offer DDoS protection services. A DDoS attack (denial of service attack) is an attempt to make an online service unavailable. This is achieved by flooding it with traffic from multiple sources. Remember that we should not underestimate the DDoS attacks as it is a growing threat and the game giants like EA, PSN and Blizzard had difficulty addressing them. You may want to consider installing firewall.
Be careful what we download
It can be very tempting to download the latest tricks or update the game. However, if we illegally pirate such software, there is a possibility that it contains a virus or spyware that will infect our computer. Recently, hackers have begun spreading mods of games infected with cryptocurrency miners. Therefore, we should only download tricks and updates from verified websites or from the game’s creator.
Install and update security software
Just as we must have common sense and care with what we download, it is also important to have security software when playing online. It must also be updated to the latest version. Only in this way can we face possible threats that jeopardize the proper functioning of our equipment.
Having an antivirus, as well as some anti spyware application, is important. This will prevent malware from affecting our files.
Playing gaming online doesn’t need to be scary. Follow all these safety measures and stay safe. Don’t play with yourselves; play with your favorite games. Online gaming is fun way to educate your children about online world.