The gaming world is as exciting as exciting gets, with a plethora of ever-advancing and remarkable technologies out there. Web 3.0, also known as The Metaverse, is set to make this world much more accurate and interactive.
On the Web 3.0, gamers can virtually sit in the same living room as if they were in their friend’s house in the ’80s and ’90s playing with a classic Nintendo Entertainment System, except they can be at home and all in different locations but in the same virtual cyber living rooms. Each player can design their digital avatar and build their persona in virtual gaming communities.
They can also sit and emulate gaming sets from the last several decades to bring out some of the most retrospective experiences. With classics such as Pac-Man, Galaga, and Super Mario Brothers relived virtually in a ‘Metaverse’ style type of gaming.
Gaming communities will become more meaningful as digital avatars will now be able to express emotions in a way that the previous version of the web simply could not. Players will wear sensors that will aid in sending the right signals to express how they are feeling in their gaming moment.
With emotions such as reactions to victories and defeats and the suspense of players and even virtual spectators, gaming communities are likely to experience unprecedented growth.
With the mounting gaming-related excitement and virtual gaming communities building more meaning than ever seen in the past, gamers can get easily shortsighted when it comes to cyber securing their gaming experience and engage in complacent behavior such as downloading free virus scan applications.
Every gamer out there should remember that cyber security is NOT A GAME. It is serious business and, if not taken seriously, can reak havoc to their data gaming accounts, online bank accounts, and much more.
The First Cyber Secure Step
The first cyber-secure step is to look for free trials of comprehensive cyber security products such as anti-malware applications. Usually, a free trial is for around two weeks to a month time-frame. If you assess the product for about 15 to 30 minutes daily, you should become very familiar with the product within less than a week and be ready to decide if the product is a keeper.
Full Version of a Comprehensive Cybersecurity Solution
Once you decide that one of the products is a keeper, the next wise step is to purchase the full version to ensure uninterrupted protection against many current and future cyber threats.
Gaming & Social Engineering
With all these online communities expected to grow in unprecedented ways, gamers may gain the trust of other gamers who are hackers disguised as gamers to social engineer or mind hack gamers as part of a planned cyberattack.
Cyber Threat Awareness
Let’s go over some of the cyberthreats you will need to protect yourself from:
- Zero-day Exploit
- Spear Phishing
- Trojan Viruses – Some of these may be disguised as free games.
- Malware in all its forms
- Keyloggers – All your gaming accounts could be hacked with this type of malware.
- MitM or Man in the Middle cyberattacks
- SQL Injections
- Password Cracking