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Playing it Safe: Avoiding Online Gaming Risks

Original release date: June 22, 2012 | Last revised: February 06, 2013

Overview

New technologies and high-speed internet connections have helped online gaming become a popular pastime on the internet. Because gamers invest large amounts of time and money in today’s sophisticated games, others see an opportunity for mischief or illicit profit.

In general, online gaming may involve both social risks and technological risks. Thus, many online gaming risks are similar to those computer users may have already encountered, but they may not have realized that the games pose another opportunity for the compromise of their privacy or computer security. In this paper, both types of risks are described. This paper also includes advice on how to protect yourself against these risks.

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