How to protect yourself from hackers

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    How to protect yourself from hackers

    Post by Kaiba Corp CEO on Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:42 am

    It would seem that many academies in the past have had to deal with the issue of hackers. An issue that doesn't have to be dealt with if you engage in the proper amount of security within your account in KCDA. Here are some tips that will stop any hacker from entering your account if followed correctly.

    -Use different passwords in different websites-
    This may seem a bit inconvenient, but one way hackers get into your account is by using a phishing technique that allows them to see the passwords you put down in their websites. Although KCDA is secure we cannot guarantee this for other websites where the phishing technique may be in place. By using a different password in different websites you are securing your accounts in the sites that are not trying to phish your password.

    -Use strong passwords-
    A strong password is also the key to avoiding other phishing techniques. A strong password should contain numbers, letters, and capital letters. It should look something like this:
    TESTINGtesting123

    -Always check where you are logging into-
    The most common technique hackers have used in the past academy strikes was a technique that forwarded the "Log in" button in academies to a site that looks identical to the Log-in page, but is in fact something else. If you click Log-in on a website hosted on forumotion and doesn't say: website.forumotion.com/login then it is very likely that the website is trying to steal your password. In order to log into KCDA make sure you are always directed to this link:

    http://kaibacorpduelacademy.forumotion.com/login

    If the log-in button redirects you elsewhere inform an administrator immediately!

    -Do not share any passwords with anyone-
    Not even you friends. This should be common sense, but for the sake of protocol I must post this. Do not trust anyone you don't know on a more personal level (as in real life) with your passwords. Some people are malicious in nature and will go as far as befriending you to earn your trust so they can stab you in the back. Do NOT share your passwords.

    -Do not trust people pretending to be staff-
    Staff will never ever ask you for your password. Administrators have the power to change anyone's passwords at any given time so if there's a need for an account to be inspected it will be done, although it is very unlikely. With this power staff does not need to ask for your password so if anyone pretending to be someone from the KCDA staff asks you for a password simply say no, and contact an administrator immediately with the hamachi number or user account from which the request was made.

    -Do not panic-
    Turbo Duel Academy was one of the few academies that was not hacked until administration was passed to other members who were less careful about following the above tips. We have learned from the mistakes done in TDA, and can guarantee everyone that this place will be safe from hacker strikes on the administrator accounts. A hacker may gain access to other account such as moderators, but the administrator accounts are all very secure and it will take an actual hacker to get into them, and not some twelve year old that learned phishing techniques off of google.

    If anyone threatens to delete your account, this forum, and other things please ignore them as these are all false threats in order to fear monger. As long as you follow the above tips you and this forum will be safe so there is no need to panic.


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