It’s impossible to imagine modern entertainment without online games. According to experts, about 734 million people around the world gathered in the world of online entertainment, and by the end of this year the number of players will reach 25 million active players! The vast majority - just people who enjoy the game. However, there are individuals whose thoughts are far from peaceful.
Even the most avid players can become victims of scammers, for example, by downloading a virus disguised as a fresh patch for a game or NoCD. Likewise, one of the veteran gamers, the artist Patrick Garrett, almost fell out. Going to download the torrent hand with the additions for the game Left4Dead 2, Patrick read the comments in time, where other users warned all users about the Trojan in the hand.
But such pitfalls - not a reason to abandon your favorite entertainment. By following a couple of simple rules, you can easily protect yourself from such threats.
Be prepared for anything by downloading unofficial versions of games and playing Mamumba games online is better than putting yourself at risk. Fraudsters use unscrupulous players for their own benefit, downloading hacked versions of games, various “add-ons” and so on to torrent trackers. For example, after the release of GTA 5, on the trackers there appeared a distribution of the real GTA 5 image for PC, which, of course, was just a bunch of viruses. The result resulted in hundreds of thousands of infected computers around the world.
Do not leave your email anywhere. Think a hundred times whether to register on the site of another dubious MMORPG. Your email can easily become another victim of spammers.
Keep your privacy. Invent yourself a nickname that is not associated with a real name or other personal data, resist the temptation to use your photo on your avatar.
Create a complex password. Do not be lazy to use the services to generate random passwords.
Watch your speech. In the game chat or Skype conference, talk only about the gameplay, without voicing your personal information once again.
Regularly update your system and software. Make sure that the latest antivirus software is always installed on your computer. By the way, hacked antiviruses are rarely able to update. Use free analogues: the choice is huge.
By following these simple recommendations, you can protect your computer from damage, and your personal information - from falling into third-hand.