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Gamer Safety Alliance Plays Host to Gamer Safety Week

Posted Feb 10, 2014 by Suzie Ford

Gamer Safety Alliance Plays Host to Gamer Safety Week

This week marks the beginning of Gamer Safety Week hosted by Merchant Risk Council's (MRC) sister organization, Gamer Safety Alliance. Recent history has shown increasing activity in the hacking front and the loss of player information. To that end, the goal of the week's event is to provide concrete ways that game companies can keep their players' information secure. 

The GSA strives to protect their collective consumers and has issued the following to ensure that gamers have a fun and positive experience.

  • Add security proofs (phone number, secondary email address, etc.) to all online accounts where possible, especially when email accounts are used as usernames.
  • Do not use the same moniker and password for your email address as other online accounts (ex. john123@example.com, online account usernames = John123).
  • Use multiple e-mail addresses for online accounts.  Consider using different groupings such as a secure e-mail address for all financial and banking information -- one account for online shopping accounts and  another for online gaming

Read more about Gamer Safety Week on the MRC site.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom

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