There’s few games that have as much scamming and hacking as the free-to-play MMORPG Runescape, which makes it very important that you do everything you can do to prevent your Runescape account to get scammed or hacked. In this guide we will talk about a few things you can follow and think about when it comes to account safety, we will talk from past experience and from guides and tutorials I have read on the internet.
My friend has being a victim of scams and hacking when he played Runescape as a kid, and he even got his whole account cleaned and all his items and gold stolen, he know now what he did wrong and what he shouldn’t have done with his account. As a kid he was extremely vulnerable for hacks and scam, because he didn’t know better, but he do now.
This guide is great for players who play Runescape and wants to avoid getting hacked or scammed, but the guide is also great for parents who wants to prevent
their children who plays this game (or any other online game for that matter)
getting hacked or tricked in-game. Because it can be a cruel world out there, even online.
How-to Avoid getting Hacked in RS
Here’s a few things you can do to prevent getting your Runescape account hacked. Most of them are just common sense, but sometimes we need to be reminded about that also
1.Don’t visit Runescape related websites that you don’t already know about and that feel fish
2.Don’t download anything Runescape related, unless it’s something official from Jagex. Stay away from bots is my best advice really. And if you have to download something then scan it first, you can use VirusTotal to scan your file. Just google VirusTotal to find this free to use Virus scanner. And stay away from .zip files
3.Never open and follow links in e-mails that you don’t trust or that look weird. If the mail says it’s from Runescape or Jagex, double check the mail and see if it’s really from them before you follow any links.
4.Only login with your Runescape account and password on the official website.
5.Make sure your antivirus is updated and working. And don’t forget searching for spyware and ad-aware now and then, SpyBot is a free to use software that works just great, download and use it at least once a week.
6.Make sure your antivirus is updated and working. And don’t forget searching for spyware and ad-aware now and then, SpyBot is a free to use software that works just great, download and use it at least once a week.
7.Update Windows and your Java frequently.
8.Use only Firefox, Chrome or any other trusted internet browser, and keep it updated.
9.Never ever give out your password in the game, in a mail, on a website. NEVER do it. Jagex will never ask for it, they know it already!
10.There’s no such thing as a Runescape pin generator or any such software. It’s a keylogger that it will steal your account.