Video gaming is one of the few things in the world that people can never turn their backs on. With the video gaming market on the rise, it has become impossible for people to subsidize its use because as long as upgrades are being processed, there is no going back from this oddly satisfying world of gaming. Apart from its benefits, there are also a few elements that cannot be overlooked at any cost. The element of Hacking that comes with exposure to video gaming is extremely vital for the industry as it has the power to feed on data and information of users provided in the games.
Hacking is a form of art that could exploit your data in the most unethical manner. In 2018, 12 billion attacks were reported in the span of just 17 months. Similarly, every month the attackers prey on 5% of the video gaming traffic. One of the key reasons attackers succeed in hacking user profiles easily is that they are too smart to learn their personal information. For instance, it was reported that 52% of user’s password keys used for their gaming accounts match with their Google accounts perfectly. Similarly, cheat codes, false download links, Cybershops, malware, and viruses can easily handover the power to the hackers without even making any noise.
Another form of hacking that is subjected to children is called ‘griefing’. This is a form of Cyberbullying which affects the children in the most oblivious ways. Hackers also adopt strategies in which they become predators and befriend children over video games to harass them in person. It is advised to most parents to keep an eye out for their children, especially when they are young or new to the video gaming world, because if they are not taught the right way to handle certain situations, they will never be able to succeed at it.
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