This article was originally published at www.norton.com as part of their series on gaming and cybersecurity.
Written by Kyle Chivers, a Norton LifeLock employee.
There you are, finishing your last stress-filled mission. You’ve spent weeks on this game and you’re finally at the end. Victory is so close you can almost taste it. And then it happens — your screen goes black, you’re locked out of your account, and all of your progress is lost. You’ve been hacked. Now you have to scramble to lock your bank account before your virtual dilemma turns into a real-life debacle.
Whether you’re a professional gamer, a casual player, or the parent of a child glued to their PC, if you don’t have protection for your devices, you risk this hypothetical situation turning into an untimely reality. The unfortunate fact is there are many ways hackers can access your information while playing online, and even more ways they can turn that information into profit. With the proper protection, you can stop hackers in their tracks before they become a problem. But, first, you have to know what you’re up against.
Whether you’re a parent of a gaming child or an avid gamer yourself, consider installing a security suite designed for gamers to help assure protection for your PC, game accounts, and all digital assets.
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