“One single vulnerability is all that an attacker needs.” Whether as an individual or a professional organization, cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges of this era. Every day, millions of user accounts are being compromised by hackers. Call it the good side or the bad side of technology, but it is accessible to each one of use—even cybercriminals (unfortunately, yes).
Just like your email account, social media account, your Xbox account can be attacked by hackers too. But what would a hacker gain from exploiting your Xbox account? Well, most of us often forget that our Xbox account is linked with our data, credit card details, and much other sensitive information that can prove out to be disastrous if exposed. So, by any chance, if a hacker gains unauthorized access to any of your gaming account, say Xbox for instance, it might just be the beginning of a nightmare. Once they’ve gained access to your personal information, slowly and steadily, they can penetrate and expose your other linked accounts to sabotage your digital privacy.
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Wondering how to make your Xbox account more secure so that it doesn’t get breached? Here are a bunch of Xbox security tips that will add an extra layer of protection to your account while keeping hackers at bay.
Let’s dive in.
Review Privacy and Security Settings
Before you decide on anything major, let’s start with the basics. First, you need to make sure that you have thoroughly analyzed the existing privacy and security settings of your Xbox account.
Head on to Xbox.com and log in to your account. Open Xbox settings, and tap on “Privacy and Online Safety”.
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Switch to the “Privacy” tab and review your current settings, options to see if it requires any amends. Enable/disable all the options and per your preference, and once you’re done, don’t forget to tap the “Save” button to save your applied settings.
Also Read: How To Gameshare On Xbox One
Remove Payment Accounts and Details
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Gaming is a hard-core obsession for most of us. There might be a possibility that once in a while, you may get tempted to buy a new game to add it to your Xbox gaming collection. Well, of course, there’s no harm in doing so. But yes, once you’re done, make sure that you remove all your linked payment methods, debit card details, credit card number, or any other financial information from your account. You don’t want to leave any security loophole to lure the hackers in, right?
Choose a Strong Password
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Yes, it has been one of the most classic hacks in security 101 lessons. By choosing a weak password, you’re yourself deciding to invite all the troubles. Hence, this is why we always recommend you to use a strong password to keep all your accounts secure. And that’s precisely what needs to be done with your Xbox account. Pick a unique, strong password for your Xbox account, once that’s not easily guessable by a hacker or your friends. Also, it’s always a good idea to keep changing your password from time to time basis to avoid any risk or potential threat.
Also Read: How to Play Xbox 360 Games on PC
Pay Attention and Be Aware while using Xbox Live
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As you’re all aware, Xbox Live is an online gaming platform that connects millions of gaming fanatics from around the world. While you’re playing games on Xbox Live, be aware that you don’t pass around your personal information to any stranger. Also, pay close attention to that you’re connected on a secure server while playing games.
There were a few Xbox security tips to make your gaming account more secure. These above-mentioned safety tips will enhance the overall security of your account so that your info is not compromised.
Good luck, fellas!
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