How To Stay Safe When Playing Online Games
In my previous article, I have talked about some of the significant risks that are associated with online gaming such as cyber mugging and cyber prostitution among others. In this article, I want to talk about some of the facts that you need to know about how to stay safe when playing games online. Follow me as we are going to look at that together in this article.
Recognise Administrator mode risks…
Some games require that you are in administrator mode before they can run on your system. Before you can take this risk, you have to make sure that you have downloaded the game from the Developer website. If not, you are only exposing yourself to risk.
Please note that free download of games may contain malicious software, including plugins to run the game. This software may be used to gain administrator-level control of the computer.
Instead of using the administrator account, the gamer is advised to browse the internet or play the game using a user account, which may deny the attacker access to administrator rights.
I will advise that you play the game only at the developer site. Also, you should never make the mistake of playing the game and surfing the web at the same time. Also, once you are done with the game, you can switch to a user account in order to surf the web. This will definitely reduce the risk of visiting a malicious website when playing a game.
Pay attention to firewall management
Playing certain multiplayer games may require the firewall setting to be changed to allow information from the game to get through to the gamers’ computer.
Every time the permissive settings are changed on the firewall, the risk of computer security concerns will definitely increase.
In the firewalls, the gamers can designate the fellow gamers’ IP address as trusted to avoid any interaction with the hacker. Before you take this action, you have to be sure that you are making the right decision that will not put you at risk.
I know you might agree with some of the points that I have raised in this article. You might not agree with some of the issues raised. Let me know your views about the topic discussed. We will appreciate it if you can drop your comment. Thanks in anticipation.
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