ALLYOUPLAY invites you to join us celebrating Safer Internet Day, by providing you with some simple tips to stay safe while browsing and playing online.
We think about you and your security so we ask your 3 minutes to read this through.
Today’s internet is safer than ever but recent internet threats showcased that if we don’t do what is necessary, chances that our computer to serve like a zombie or having our personal information compromised gets fairly, fairly easy.
So here are some small tips to secure your info on the web:
Strengthen your account security
Take the Security Checkup
Change your password regularly. Whether your online data has been leaked or not, it's always a good idea to change your password every once in a while. This will prevent saved passwords abuse, limit guesswork activity success and prevent constant access to your accounts as some hackers may be accessing your account over time, monitoring you and your activity.
Do not use the same password. Always vary your passwords from place to place. If you use the same password everywhere, once one of your accounts gets hacked, all your other accounts will be at risk!
Create strong passwords. Creating a strong, unique password is one of the most critical steps you can take to protect your online accounts. You can do this by using a series of words that you will not forget but would be hard for others to guess. Or take a long sentence and build a password with the first letters of each word. To make it even stronger, make it at least eight characters long, because the longer your password, the stronger it is.
Use unique passwords for every account: Using the same password to log in to multiple accounts, like your Google Account, social media profiles, and retail websites, increases your security risk. It is like using the same key to lock your home, car and office – if someone gains access to one, all of them could be compromised. Creating a unique password for each account eliminates this risk and keeps your accounts more secure.
Avoid phishing attempts
Always validate suspicious URLs or links
Never click on questionable links.
Always double-check the URL to make sure you’re entering your data into a legitimate website or app.
Before submitting any information, make sure the site’s URL begins with “https.”
Watch out for impersonators
If someone you know emails you but the message seems odd, their account may have been hacked. Don’t reply to the message or click any links unless you can confirm the email is legitimate.
Look out for things for like:
Urgent requests for money
The person claiming to be stranded in another country
The person saying their phone was stolen and cannot be called
Be wary of requests for personal information
Don’t reply to suspicious emails, instant messages, or pop-up windows that ask for personal information, like passwords, bank account or credit card numbers, or even your birthday. Even if the message comes from a site you trust, like your bank, never click on the link or send a reply message. It is better to go directly to their website or app to log in to your account.
Remember, legitimate sites and services will not send messages requesting that you send passwords or financial information over email.
Beware of email scams, fake prizes, and gifts
Messages from strangers are always suspect, especially if they seem too good to be true – like declaring you have won something, offering prizes for completing a survey or promoting quick ways to make money. Never click suspicious links, and never enter personal information into questionable forms or surveys.
Double-check files before downloading
Some sophisticated phishing attacks can occur through infected documents and PDF attachments. If you come across a suspicious attachment, use Chrome or Google Drive to open and reduce the risk of infecting your device. If we detect a virus, we will show you a warning.
Use secure networks
Be careful about using public or free Wi-Fi, even those requiring a password. These networks may not be encrypted, so when you connect to a public network, anyone in the vicinity may be able to monitor your Internet activity, such as the websites you visit and the information you type into sites. If public or free Wi-Fi is your only option, the Chrome browser will let you know in the address bar if your connection to a site is secure. Even at home, protect the privacy and security of your browsing activity by making sure your Wi-Fi network is encrypted and by setting a strong password.
ALLYOUPLAY supports a Safer Internet
Here at ALLYOUPLAY, we take our customer's data security very seriously and we've been implementing some measures on our webstore to help prevent fraudulent behavior from happening.
One of these measures is the requirement for your Paypal information to match your ALLYOUPLAY account information, for the order to be successfully completed. This requirement has been successfully preventing hundreds of fraudulent transactions from happening every day.
We love gaming as much as you do, but please, make sure you only spend a responsible amount of time playing your favorite games! Gaming should only be one of your hobbies, and should never interfere with other important things in your life like your social relationships, school or with your job.
If you find yourself constantly thinking and playing videogames, if it starts to substitute other activities in your life and/or if you're finding it hard to either quit or play less, these are all signs that you might be suffering from gaming disorder and we encourage you to seek for professional help or therapy before things get out of hand. Gaming disorder is a serious issue and should be treated like any other serious disorder!
Some simple tips to prevent yourself from getting a gaming problem are to set a time limit for your gaming sessions and to schedule/do other activities throughout your day, like exercising yourself.