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Should Gamers Take Cyber Security Precautions?



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Gamers need to take cyber security precautions to protect themselves. It’s not fun, but it’s important. Gaming devices and platforms can be vulnerable to cyber attacks, such as malware, phishing scams, and hacking attempts. To make sure you don’t fall victim to any attacks or hackers, here are some tips for gamers to improve their cyber security.

Use strong and unique passwords:

I know, you’ve heard it time and time again; create a password that no one would think of. And how many times have you brushed this off to use ‘password’, or even worse, your name? However, it’s important to create strong and unique passwords for all gaming accounts and platforms to prevent hackers from accessing your personal information. And on this note, make sure not to use the same password over again, because once you’ve been hacked on one platform, what’s stopping them from accessing every platform you’ve signed up to? Create unique passwords with letters, numbers, and symbols for each individual platform or website.

Enable two-factor authentication:

Two-factor authentication is something that many platforms insist on these days, and for good reason. If you’re not sure what it is, it asks you to authenticate yourself using two devices, usually sending a code to each, to make sure it’s you. And so, it can keep hackers at bay and give you peace of mind that your account is in safe hands (however annoying it may be to try and enter the right details from multiple devices at times!)

Install a VPN:

A VPN service is a great tool for enhancing cyber security because it encrypts your internet connection, making it difficult for anyone to hack your details or steal your data. This is especially important when using public Wi-Fi networks, which are often unsecured and vulnerable to cyber-attacks. A VPN also hides your IP address and location, making it difficult for websites and advertisers to track your online activity, so you can browse the web and play your favourite games with the peace of mind that scammers and hackers can’t see your IP address or location, even if you’re on public Wi-Fi.

Be cautious of clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails or messages, as they may contain malware or phishing scams. Hackers are getting incredibly good at mimicking real emails and links to catch people out and steal their information, so be careful. If you see an email or text message that looks slightly suspicious, take a moment to think before clicking anything. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so if something is niggling at you, don’t click on anything and email the help desk for whoever the email is from.


The bottom line is that you need to be careful with how you game and spend time on the internet as it can be full of scammers, hackers, and phishing scams. Your information is important and should be treated as such. Don’t take your cyber security for granted, take the necessary actions and precautions to ensure you’re safe while gaming and using the internet.

Adam loves gaming and the latest Tech surrounding it, especially AI and Crypto Gaming are his fave topics

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