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All of us at G2A consider the security and privacy of our users to be the highest priority. We take pride in ensuring that our online experience is safe and protected. As part of our ongoing commitment to the safety of the online environment, we would like to share some important tips to help you better protect yourself on the Internet.

The Internet is all fun and games, but unfortunately, it can also be a dangerous place where you can encounter data theft. This is why we believe that everyone should be aware of potential threats. Security research points to an increasing use of ‘infostealers’, malicious software designed to steal sensitive and confidential information from your devices, including data saved in browsers (logins, passwords, cookies, browsing history, contacts), cryptocurrency wallets, or system information like your IP address, network configuration, or installed software.

The cybersecurity threats are real, and you are especially exposed to those if you are lurking on the “dark” side of the Internet. However, with proper awareness and security measures, you can minimize the risk of being a victim. There’s a couple of things that you can do in order to protect yourself:

  1. Use Strong and Unique Passwords: One of the simplest yet most effective ways of improving your online security is to create strong, unique, long passwords for each of your online accounts. Avoid using easy to guess information, such as your name or birthdate, and consider using a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Avoid storing your credentials in your web browser, utilizing a password manager can help you securely store all your passwords.
  2. Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Enable Two-Factor Authentication whenever possible. This adds an extra layer of security to your accounts by requiring a second form of verification, such as a unique code sent to your mobile device, in addition to your password. It drastically reduces the risk of unauthorized access even if your password is compromised.
  3. Watch out for Phishing Attempts: Phishing attacks continue to be a prevalent threat. Be wary of unsolicited emails, text messages, or phone calls asking for personal information or urging you to click on suspicious links. Always verify the source before sharing any sensitive data or clicking on any links, especially if they appear to be urgent or too good to be true.
  4. Keep Your Software Up to Date: Updating your operating system, web browsers, and applications systematically is essential for maintaining a secure online environment. Updates often include security patches that address vulnerabilities, making it harder for cybercriminals to exploit your system.

As the world’s largest marketplace for digital goods, G2A feels an obligation to keep our users safe, but we also believe that cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. By implementing these tips, you can actively contribute to your own online immunity and create a safer community for everyone.