Handy Cyber Tip Sheet - Gaming

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Easy ways to make sure you play safe while gaming.

  1. Keep your game software up-to-date, and don't download unauthorized programs related to the game.
  2. Make sure your computer is fully loaded with a firewall, anti-spy software and anti-virus software.
  3. Use strong passwords: at least 8 characters long, containing letters, numbers and symbols. Also, choose a username that doesn't reveal your identity.
  4. If your firewall lets you designate specific IP addresses to fellow gamers, do so: it makes them trusted partners and makes you less likely to encounter dangerous malware.
  5. Choose a username that doesn't reveal anything about your identity. Consider using a nickname.
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