Playing on the internet: tips to avoid dangers

Wednesday June 23, 2021 from 01:00 AM to 11:00 AM

New York, US

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Nothing that comes before it stops the world of technology, relentless in its evolution at the speed of light in search of improvements that continue to leave us with our eyes open and improve our experience as users, not only when working, but also in our leisure. If there is a group that can attest to this, it is the gamers, for whom the technological boom is a true paradise. The smartphones already are thinking about playing online, it goes without saying that computers also have them as their great business purpose.

There are more and more fans of this hobby, which for many is also a profession. We are not concerned with the latter, but all the young people - and not so young - of that first massive group, people who spend their hours playing their favorite adventures online with the consequent risk that this may pose for their safety if they do not take the necessary precautions. As this does not happen in many cases yet, our grain of sand for this to stop being like this is to share the advice that the experts in digital security gives to avoid dangers when it comes to playing on the internet.

Computer software security

It is no longer advisable to always have your software well equipped with a good protection barrier and services such as, but it is essential that it is updated, and more so in the case of a user who spends so many hours doing something like playing on the internet. Everything you use in this regard will add security to your activity.

Server security

Verifying the server that is being used when playing is a measure that does not take much time to do and is highly recommended. Just check that it has the correct encryption and authentication. If you do not have them or do not verify it, any information you share is likely to be stolen.

Data privacy

You have to do it whenever you surf the net, also when you play. What's more, in these cases it is almost more important because of the huge community with which the gamer relates in real-time, in many cases unbearable to really know who is on the other side. Always shield any personal data that may leave you in a vulnerable position if someone accesses them through a digital crack.

Download alert

It seems unbelievable that at this point in the film you have to keep warning about the risk that certain downloads entail, but yes, it still represents a huge risk that many users underestimate. In order not to fall into error, always check both what is downloaded and, especially, the source from which it comes when you go to play on the internet.

DDoS protection

A DDoS attack seeks denial of service; that is, an online service becomes unavailable by saturating it with multidirectional traffic. Shielding yourself with this type of security is recommended -there are companies specialized in DDos protection- in cases where you run your own hosting server for games.

The danger of access and shared networks

Using this type of resources to play is not something that an experienced gamer will do because he already knows its dangers, but a person who plays only occasionally or who is not well informed may be tempted to resort to unknown wifis so much. or open as shared computers. And the problem comes as much due to the insecurity of these networks as due to forgetting to log off.

Beware of interaction with strangers

As we have previously mentioned, the gamer community is immense, and if you are one of those who plays with unknown people -there are those who prefer only close links-, the ideal is to tattoo the mantra that “what happens in the game, stays in the game " All kinds of unnecessary personal contact with an unverified identity is opening a door to possible danger, so you should not only worry about security at a technological level, but also human, because your behavior also matters. This is especially delicate in the case of minors, but should be extended to adults.

Be careful with clicking and accepting

Phishing is one of the great enemies of internet security. Among other things it is because it is very easy to fall into the trap. Simply clicking where you shouldn't or accepting something you shouldn't take for granted can make you steal valuable personal information. In the case of online gambling, the risk comes mainly from the large purchasing market that leads hand in hand.

Follow the instructions of the official institutions: at the beginning of 2019, the National Police in collaboration with the electronic sports club MAD Lions EC launched the first specific security guide for gamers. The document is very interesting for inexperienced players as well as for parents and educators, and serves as an example that the State security forces are always a reliable source on digital security issues when they disclose because they have highly qualified experts in the field.


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Start Date: 2021-06-23 01:00:00
End Date: 2021-06-23 11:00:00