Jump to content


Photo

Keeping Ur Account Safe In Some Easy Steps


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Unknown

Unknown

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 810 posts

Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:12 PM

*
POPULAR

That's a small guide that will allow u to keep ur account safe from people who has bad intentions, and it's not related to LCGN02 only, but those rules are a must to follow online in general.

 

Using strong passwords

A strong password - 8 or more characters with upper-case characters, lower-case characters, numbers and symbols in a random order - is very hard for hackers to break. 

You may ask why at this point. 

All passwords are encrypted in the database (most of the times, we hope). There are indeed some hashing methods that are almost impossible to break (using salts for example), like the one that LCGN02 user database is using right now.

A common hash on the web is MD5 (it's not the safest because passwords can be cracked), and in this case, the harder ur password will be the harder it will be to crack it.

For example, if someone access the database and the passwords are encrypted they will be able to decrypt "hello1234" but not "dgDEdfkxDkws4585*_"

Spoiler

Passwords like "hello1234" can be dehashed in ten seconds from any user on the net on online sites (in the case of MD5).

Think encryption like another language of humans. Some words have been discovered and so they are understandable, some words (harder ones) are too hard to understand and so they can't be discovered. So you need to use the incomprehensible language.  :P

That's a good reason to use strong passwords.

 

Never use the same passwords online

Imagine ur account got hacked on a website u visited the last time 6 years ago. In these 6 years u have used the same password everywhere (Social accounts, e-mails, bank account).

Geez, u didn't lose an account u don't use since 6 years.

U lost everything.

That's a good reason to never use the same passwords online

 

 

Keep ur e-mail account safe in first place

What happens when u register on LCGN02? U get a confirmation e-mail.

What happens when u lose ur password on LCGN02? U get a new password or a link to reset it in ur e-mail.

Someone who has access to ur e-mail with bad intentions has the keys to your [virtual] kingdom. Passwords from the other sites you visit can be reset via your main email account. A criminal can trawl through your emails and find a treasure trove of personal data

 

 

Avoid pishing scams

Even if some doesn't get your credit card information or account number, they usually get the next best thing: Your name and email address.

That's exactly what they need to launch a phishing attack. A popular type of phishing attack is a fake email claiming to be from a real company that asks you to click on a link or download an attachment. Thanks to data breaches, hackers know exactly what companies you use. You might get an email claiming to be from LCGN02 telling you that your account has a problem and you need to click a link or download a file for more details. Of course, the link will take you to a malicious site. U lost ur personal data.

Never click on e-mail links if u are not sure where they come from, and block suspicious e-mails immediately.

 

 

Enable two-step verification 

If your email or cloud service offers it (Gmail, Dropbox, Apple and Facebook do) take the trouble to set this up. In addition to entering your password, you are also asked to enter a verification code sent via SMS to your phone. So someone might access ur account, but without the unique and temporary verification code should not be able to access your account.

 

 

Be vigilant

The best way to make sure your online banking account, or any other account, stays safe is to pay attention to what u do every single moment on the net.


  • Grommit, itZXx, xCouldntDefendIt and 2 others like this

#2 xCouldntDefendIt

xCouldntDefendIt

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 503 posts

Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:21 PM

This should be pinned :P
  • AnXieTy likes this

LonhE0l.jpg


#3 AnXieTy

AnXieTy

    Advanced Member

  • LCGN - Head GameMaster
  • 3,462 posts

Posted 17 August 2017 - 04:26 PM

Done :3


  • BeebošŸ» and xCouldntDefendIt like this

2iiwdfr.png