I recently had a short catching up with a friend who is also an avid gamer. While it was fun that we had the chance to get together, her news in a recent event in her gaming life saddened me.
She got hacked.
As someone who also is an avid fan of gaming, especially flash games, I totally sympathized for her. There is no greater demise for a gamer than to have his or her gaming account stolen. It may just be a virtual persona that has been robbed, but it is something that real gamers pour their hearts and soul into. Some even have their gaming accounts as a main source of incoming, because this era has welcomed so much ad benefits from streaming and whatnot.
So really, it was not just a game account, it was a part of her life. She worked hard to make that account reach the highest level, and some good for nothing hacker just gets to it to abuse it or make money out of something that they did not even work hard for. I asked her how the account was hacked to begin with, but she said that she is still trying to figure that part out.
As a consolation for her sorrow, I advised her to acquire a proxy site so that she can be protected from hackers, or from anybody who would attempt to connect to her IP and find a backdoor to access her accounts.
She acknowledged the idea and found it a perfect solution to prevent future hacking of her accounts. She is aware that the hacker could strike again anytime, considering that it was already able to gain access to one of her accounts. But with a proxy site, she won’t have direct contact to outside sites, as well as anybody trying to get to her will also be led to a proxy instead of directly to her. It is indeed an added wall of protection.
I have also been using a proxy for quite some time already, especially when the rumors of flash-app related hacks were rampant. One can never be to sure and it will never harm to have an added layer of protection.
So for everyone out there who has been a victim, or is afraid to be a victim of hacking, consider acquiring a proxy website.
If you do not clearly understand what a proxy server is, check out the video below. It is a simplified explanation of what a proxy website is and how it can help anyone who has a lot of online accounts in need of protection and added security.