Hackers can take a lot of value out of your account, whether you’re playing a free or paid online game. Remember all those crates you’ve unlocked over the years while collecting? Hundreds of dollars worth of cosmetics can be split between your Fortnite, PUBG Lite, and Overwatch accounts.
Since many gamers do not take simple cyber security measures, hacking most accounts is not difficult. Using a weak password when creating your game account is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
One that is made up of a single word that anyone can look up in a dictionary, or one that uses common passwords like “password1234”. Your Minecraft or Roblox account, which you created before fully understanding cybersecurity, is most likely protected by a weak password.
Another goldmine of passwords for hackers is breaching and data leaks. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to protect yourself because the security of the organization that holds your data entirely depends on it. Credential stuffing attacks are possible if you reuse passwords across multiple accounts.
If your login credentials have already been leaked or if a hacker has gained access to one of your other accounts, they will most likely try to use the same credentials on other platforms. Hackers frequently use cross-site scripting attacks to obtain your login credentials. What is the mechanism behind this? Some website servers do not require authentication confirmation each time they submit data.
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