The world of online gaming is a practically a boon to the gamers. But like many other things, there is a downside to this. One cannot fathom the things that can go wrong during online gaming. Check out some tips and tricks for you to play online safely.
Know who you chat with
Most of the online games come with the built-in feature of messenger service. Through this many players chat with each other to make their gaming experience even more exciting. Research from McAfee has shown around 62% of the players are kids who often engage in conversation through chat with their fellow players.
Now, if you are a parent who is aware of your child playing online, let them know the risks that are associated during chatting online with strangers. Ask them to not share any kind of personal details, account details or passwords of any kind with any stranger, no matter how friendly they seem. If you are still not sure of if your child will comply by these, just disable the messaging services and block access to the internal network store through PC’s or console’s parental control settings.
Also, do not open the links or attached files that come in the messages.
Authentic Gaming Packages
The online games come with in-game content that players need to buy with real money which improvises the game to much extent. But not all players can afford them so they turn towards unauthorized gaming packages.
McAfee research claims that 58% of the parents, whose kids play online, worry that their child might click on such uncertified links that might lead to the download of unwanted stuff like malware, viruses and such. This might later harm their computer and compromise certain personal details.
Hence, people must always make a point of buying the certified content instead of going backdoor.
Make your profile an anonymous one
Players usually create profiles to play slot games on phone using their personal information like date of birth, home address, phone numbers and such. There is a high chance of such profiles getting hacked along with the information associated with the profile. Cybercriminals can also use these profile information that can further compromise bank account/financial aspects of individuals.
McAfee research show about 60% of parents worries about hackers hacking their kids’ personal or financial information. Hence, gamers should make a point of creating a profile without giving out much of their personal details and try to as anonymous as possible during online gaming.
Stay Protected from Cyber-threats
Currently, most of the leading games consoles come with the virus or malware protected. But still, it doesn’t strike out the threats that can arise from them. So it’s better to purchase an authenticated antivirus or anti-spyware that will protect your PC/mobile phones during your game.
Online gaming is here to stay and not much can be done with it. But you can surely protect yourselves and your family members through above-mentioned safety measures.