Online games are not just fun, they also keep us connected amidst the chaotic and busy world that we all live in now. Whether you are playing a round of blackjack on a live casino feed or going on a raid with friends in League of Legends, fun remains that one constant.
Unfortunately, online gaming comes with its own set of cyber hazards as well. To keep the dangers of the internet from ruining your online gaming sessions, just go through the following four safety tips.
Don’t Play on Unverified Online Gaming Sites
There are so many online gaming sites these days that it can be both confusing and dangerous. On verified, regulated, and registered online casinos real money bets on casino games will always have a real, albeit small chance of becoming a winning bet. On unverified online casinos, that chance will either be nonexistent or nonapplicable.
For example, players will never manage to break even in a fraudulent casino because the random number generator (RNG) on the site will be fixed to always prevent that from happening. Even if it is a legitimate online casino with a regulated RNG, the player will have no way to withdraw their winnings unless the site is registered as legal in the US.
Don’t Jump into a Hardcore Esport without Practice
There are several games such as FIFA, Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2), Fortnite, Arena of Valor, Player Uknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Call of Duty, and Overwatch, which are considered to be esports. They are also excellent games to play with friends online and that is how you should always approach them in the beginning. If you are just starting out, play with friends and avoid ranked matches with strangers.
Move on to the ranked matches only after you have mastered the basics at least. If you jump straight into online matches with strangers, chances are that the experience of being verbally/textually abused by teens for bad performance will not be a very entertaining or relaxing experience!
Never Give Out Personal Information
Irrespective of whether you are 15, 20, or 40, you should never give out personal information while gaming online. The golden rule is to remember that everyone who knows you personally should already have your contact info, and anyone who does not know you should not be asking for it while playing an online game. Do not use your real name, phone number, or even picture while playing online games. Usernames and avatars are there for a reason.
Install an Antimalware and Live ID Protection Service
Norton, McAfee, and Avast are trusted antimalware and live web ID protection services that we can trust for the most part. They keep your computer safe from malefic hacker attacks and unauthenticated software downloads, both of which are common issues that sometimes invade even the most popular gaming servers. If you sign up for web ID protection, it will also hide your actual web ID, making it impossible for anyone to pin down your precise physical location.
Now that you know how to avoid the common dangers, just be sure to implement what you learned here. Cybercrime does not announce itself, much like real crime.