Basic information and assurance
Here at Bingo Drive, we care about your online safety, making sure your info is secure and providing secure ways for payments like Paypal.
We wanted to provide you with some basic tips and guidelines on how to ensure you are as safe as you can be online.
We want to assure you that befriending a player in our game or adding them to your friend list cannot let them “hack” your Facebook or your profile in the game.
So the next time you see someone saying they’ll hack you or that someone else has hacked them, rest assured that they are either lying or they were hacked by someone else on Facebook, NOT through Bingo Drive.
First off, Passwords, never use weak passwords and don’t use the same password for everything.
You can use this site https://passwordsgenerator.net/ to generate new passwords. They have a nice way to remember the passwords generated at the bottom using specific words.
2-Factor Authentication (some times referred to as 2-Step verification or Multi-factor authentication)
Second, it’s extremely helpful to enable 2-factor authentication on every platform that has access to your payment info and/or sensitive information.
Basically, 2-factor authentication is a way to make sure that if somehow your password was compromised, the person attempting to enter your account won’t be able to get in. That’s because they’ll need a special “one-time password” you’ll receive.
It’s important to note, never input sensitive information in sites that don’t have a lock in the address bar like so:
Never input sensitive information while connected to a public open wireless network.
Social Media and Link Trusting
Always look for a verification checkmark next to the names of pages and people before trusting them.
Never open links from people you don’t know and trust. If they sound off, be alert and make sure it’s the correct site or email before clicking the link.
Furthermore, sometime people you know might get infected. As a result, you’ll receive an email or a message from them, for instance.
This message will usually contain a link or a request for sensitive information.
Ignore those messages and if you can contact that person and let them know.
Make sure your software is always up to date! Operating systems update your devices with security updates for vulnerabilities that are discovered every day. Be sure to keep an eye out for those on all of your devices.
Don’t install any software you don’t trust. Always install from the stores of mobile devices and official sites on computers.
Be conscientious of what you plug into your computer. (flash drives and even smartphones can contain malware).