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7 Security Tips for Gamers

Gamers can expect to be prime targets over the holidays as COVID-19 rages on. Here's some advice on how to keep hackers at bay.
Don't Readily Share Personal Information
Take Care of Your Home Network
Use Multifactor Authentication
Stay Away From Chats
Avoid Third-Party Stores and Apps
Disable Universal Plug and Play
 Beware of Scams While Playing and Buying Games Online
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It's the most wonderful time of the year for hackers to target home gamers.

In fact, hackers have been hitting gamers harder since the pandemic forced people indoors, according to research by Kaspersky. And all indications are the rate of malicious activity will increase as people stay home through the holidays and the second (hopefully final) wave of the pandemic.

While no one expects everyday gamers to behave like senior security specialists, the following seven tips are easy to follow and will serve as a good start for those looking to up their security game this holiday season — and beyond.

 
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