5 Safety Rules For Online Gamers

hoaict - Jul 11, 2022

5 Safety Rules For Online Gamers

Over the past twenty years, the gaming industry has evolved from mere entertainment into a lucrative multi-billion dollar business. However, where there is money, there are scammers. What threats can online gamers face and how to protect themselves?


A keylogger is software that records user actions (keystrokes, mouse movements, etc.). To install a keylogger, scammers gain the trust of their victims. In addition, a message offering to install the program may come from a friend whose account has been hacked.

Attackers persistently ask to download useful software or lure users to a phishing site.

This spyware steals not only payment data, but also users' game accounts. At the same time, the cost of some accounts can be estimated at several thousand dollars.

Therefore, do not blindly trust requests to follow an unfamiliar link or install software, even if the message came from a friend.


Phishing sites are fake sites whose URLs are very similar to real sites. The user may not notice that they have clicked on a phishing link and may enter their contact or billing information. In addition, when visiting such sites, malware can get onto the user's computer.

This type of scam is especially popular among gamers. Fraudsters can steal access to your account in an online game and promise to return it for a cash reward.

That is why:

  • Break the habit of clicking links in your inbox. If you need to open the link, enter it manually in the browser window.
  • Be careful when choosing sites for online games. Well-known sites always have good traffic and positive reviews. If you want to play, go only to well-known sites that have proven themselves well.

Infected games

If you download unlicensed or broken games, you run the risk of stumbling upon a link that will install not only the game but also viruses on your computer.

In the case of games, the risk is the same as when opening attachments in email or on removable media. Anything that gets into your computer may not be safe.

Therefore, use quality antivirus software that is regularly updated.


Among the variety of malware that gamers can encounter, Trojans should also be highlighted. Such software has the properties of a keylogger or a rootkit, which will enable it to read the player's personal data and merge the collected information to a remote computer.

If you like to play online, do not skimp on it, purchase licensed software.

Rogues and swindlers

This type of fraud is not so much about software as it is about human ingenuity. There are millions of ways to cheat, and online games are no exception. In particular, fraudsters can use modified client applications or bots that give them advantages over other players. In the open spaces of online games, there are also contractual battles and even online gangs that rob other players.

If you are offered something very attractive and almost free, most likely you are being deceived. Be vigilant and do not trust generous strangers.

As you can see, the safety rules for online games are quite simple. Follow them and enjoy online games.


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