This week is Gamer Safety Week, and Jagex are taking part.
Gamer Safety Week is an annual opportunity to promote account safety and security, and ensure that you have the knowledge you need to keep your accounts where they belong: in your hands.
A couple of minutes spent taking a few simple steps will prevent your online experience turning sour should someone try to hijack your account.
These are the front-line options for ensuring that only you have access to your account:
Jagex Account Guardian
Once youâ€™ve enabled Jagex Account Guardian (or JAG), only specific devices chosen by you will be able to access your account.
Registering an email onto your account ensures that you can recover your account at the drop of a hat if your password is forgotten or changed by someone else.
Set up a bank PIN and – should the unthinkable happen and someone else gains access your account – they wonâ€™t be able to steal your loot.
The following methods are applicable across all online accounts:
Ensure your password is strong and not easily guessable.
Use anti-spyware or anti-malware software and keep it up to date. You can find a list of good programmes here.
Educate yourself on phishing and avoid opening potentially harmful emails once you know the warning signs.
Most importantly, donâ€™t share any of your personal information! The vast majority of account security breaches occur because of a shared password â€“ keep it to yourself.