Admit it, we all love to play video game sometimes with friends or alone? The gaming industry today is the world's number one entertainment medium. It can be either on your Mobile, Computer or gaming console. It is estimated that the market for gaming will grow to 179 billion dollar by 2024.
Generally most of video game users are below the age of 18, and they are more prone to cyber-attacks as they lack proper knowledge and information. This is Now You Know and in this video we will tell that is gaming safe for your PC ?
Gamers are more prone for ransomware attacks. Generally gamers use multiple accounts to run their games through their PC and other devices, it's more likely that they might use that repeated password that makes them most vulnerable to credential stuffing attacks.
Whether you are a professional gamer or a parent who is worried about their child. Here are a few steps that you can ensure to play safe.
Download Game from Verified Sources
Make sure that you always download your game from verified sources only, when you get your game from any unauthorized sources then you are indulging yourself into a criminal act of piracy. Also this can lead installing dangerous malware on your system.
Identify Phishing Attacks
You can receive emails from well-known gaming companies asking you to click on the links to validate your credentials. Make sure that you double check the website and never give away any personal information. Various antivirus software are enabled with parental control that allows parents to monitor their children and it helps to safe guard them.
Use unique and different credentials
Never use the same login password that you use for your computer or bank account. This makes it difficult for cyber attackers to use password stuffing attacks to threaten you.