Wednesday, November 25, 2009

3 Useful Tips to Protect Your WoW Accounts

Most of you guys are probably thinking of ways to protect your beloved WoW (World of Warcraft) Accounts. Doing so is not that complicated. You don't need to lock yourself into a vault or a safe room. I have listed 3 noob-proof ways to safeguard your precious WoW accounts.

Account Management/Password

In creating your WoW Account, you must take several things into consideration. Am I willing to provide my personal details? Can I access the e-mail going to be used? It's necessary to fill in all the required information accurately for account integrity. You also need to have a valid working e-mail registered so that if a problem occurs with your WoW Account it is much easier for you to be reached by Blizzard or vice versa.

Also, in making WoW accounts, you need to create a username and password. The more unique it is, the more secure. Much better if you haven't used it before and solely created it for WoW usage only. Use a strong password and always remember it. There is another security feature when you create a WoW Account, the secret question. By the name itself you should be able to know it is a "SECRET" question and only you know the answer. I strongly say that you don't share or tell those to others EVER!
I almost forgot, make sure you secure your original CD-KEY (which is registered to your WoW account) in a safe place. In case of ownership dispute or problem, you may need to provide those to Blizzard. And keep them a secret too OK?

Avoid Third Party programs/softwares

Don't rush things! Play the game fairly. Most of WoW Accounts holder tend to look for game hacks or exploits. Maybe there are a few but let's face it, if I had created or found an exploit for the game, why share it? We do stumble every now and then into sites or forums claiming that they have a program capable of duping items and generating golds in WoW. Either they will ask for your account details or make you download a certain software (key-loggers) mining your WoW account. There was once a bot program that surfaced the net in the past. It actually worked, you could use it to power level your WoW characters in a breeze. Many didn't know that their WoW username and passwords was secretly sent to game hackers. It's a scam trust me. You wouldn't like to be a weeping loser at the end.

Keep you Computer running safe

Anti-virus! Yes! It's for your own protection. It will protect your WoW Account as well as anything you do with your computer. You don't want your computer to be exposed with all the viruses spreading through the internet, do you? There are a lot of good virus protection softwares you can choose from the likes of McAfee, Norton, AVG, Kaspersky, etc. Choose the one that suits you and always make sure it is updated. And some do come for Free! So you don't have any excuse of getting yourself one.

Scan your system for malwares. There are programs that by-pass the virus scanner and compromise privacy. Install malware scanner along with your chosen anti-virus. Popular ones are Lavalyst's AdAware or Spybot's Search and Destroy.

Enable your Firewall. It is another way of securing your WoW Account. Firewall keep those "unwanted" data from entering our systems. We don't want our computers to be "vulnerable" against attacks and keeping it enabled is a must.

Now you are equipped with the knowledge and facts to start with. You don't have to worry getting your account in WoW hacked anymore. Well that's all the stuff I could dig up for you guys. (I presume J). Happy WoW Playing!