are most widespread means of account-hacking and ways to prevent them.
though, most often the account-theft happens because the player himself
informs the malefactor of his access-data. You may have given your login
and password to your friend whom you have quarreled afterwards. The
offended friend can steal your character or hand over access-data to
in internet or in our game it is easy to make virtual friends, you should
beware of them. Consider isn’t someone trying to gain your confidence
in order to get the data concerning your account?
a malefactor addresses to the player on behalf of an official of support
service. Remember that the real official of support service would never
ask you to tell your password, so ignore such requests.
you play in a public place (game club or internet-café) ensure that
nobody is standing behind you while you are entering your password and
always disable the access to your computer while you are off for some
The hacking of e-mail box or account on the other site
The malefactor can make an attempt to hack your e-mail box. Getting an access
to your e-mail, he would use the “New password” page of our site
and intercept the message with password-replacement reference and you’ll
be left with nothing.
often it is far easier to hack the e-mail box than our game-server.
Therefore use only approved and trustworthy mail services and never
hand over the access-data to your e-mail. We also recommend despite
the time-economy not to save the password and always type it and login
entering the system.
you register on the other sites don’t use as login or password your
game-data, it also concerns unofficial sites of AWplanet and clan-sites.
Not so much because of possible malicious intent of site-keepers as
because their security measures might be noticeably poorer than our.
The Password fitting
malefactors fit the passwords to accounts that are of interest to them
by sorting out. We have the protection from such actions on our site,
but the possibility of fitting password and login still remains. And
the more he knows about the easier to him would be to find out the data.
order to minimize the risk do not reveal your account-name to anyone
(it shouldn’t coincide with your character name) and use complicated
password, which is difficult to fit. Some ideas to invent a difficult
- Alternate capital
and lower-case letters in random order
- Use figures instead
of letters – e.g. “3” instead of “E” and “1” instead of
- Try to type some
word with the keyboard layout of other language. e.g. Russian word “Pезультат”
will look like “Htpekmnfn”
- The ideal password
is a random sequence of figures and letters, e.g. 8EHnL4K8
The trojan program
trojan program is another way to steal your account. Yielding
the stranger’s promises you download and launch some useful utility
or mini-game. That is the “trojan” settles into action and is able
to send any kind of your data to the malefactor or change your game-password.
Not to catch up a “trojan” perform the following recommendations:
- Do not download
and activate the programs from sites that are unknown to you.
- Install an antivirus
program and update it regularly.
- Check on the content
of viruses all the downloaded from internet programs.
There are some popular programs which would help you to protect your computer:
hacking of computer
malefactor may hack your computer. His aim is to get some personal data
that are stored on your hard disc. He may reach his aim by using the
hole in your operating system.
To get into your computer the malefactor must know your IP-address. Each
computer connected with internet has its own unique IP-address. It looks
like 188.8.131.52. Your IP-address may be revealed if you use programs
like ICQ or IRC, launch clients of P2P-nets. Knowing your IP-address,
hacker can get an access to the files through the security-hole in your
system. To avoid this keep the following recommendations:
- Download and install
your operating system updates regularly
- Install firewall-program
which would disable the access to your computer from internet
- Allow access only
for those applications that your trust completely
- For the game you
should open of the following ports: 21, 80, 443 or 2049
- Don’t leave your
computer on for a long time (e.g. during the night)
- Otherwise your put
it under a threat of consecutive hack
hackers scan all the computers throughout on the presence of security-holes
and infect them with viruses and trojan programs, the more a computer
is in internet, the bigger a risk of infection.
Restrict the net-access to your computer, don’t enable access to catalogs and
especially to hard discs.
favor of security we recommend to install the IP-address protection.
It means that access to the game and site would be permitted only from
those IP-addresses that you install. To install this protection use
the “IP-address protection” page. Here you can enter from one to
four pairs of “IP-address/masks” which correspond to the addresses
of computers by which you enter the game or site.
IP-address of your computer may be changed and you won’t be
able to enter the game. After any attempt of access from “dangerous”
IP-addresses you’ll get on your e-mail a message with reference to
the page on which you can change the protection-settings. This page
can be used only by you yourself, the malefactor wouldn’t get on it.
you are sure that you yourself were entering from the “dangerous”
IP-address, add to the IP-address list and continue the game. If you
suspect that an attempt of account-hacking took place immediately inform
the support service. And, please, do not forget to indicate the IP-address
involved in attempt.