How to Keep Your Data Safe While Playing Battlegrounds Mobile

Ever since the Indian government banned over 260 Chinese apps last year, people have been wondering whether Krafton’s regional version of PUBG Mobile is safe to play. The story is a bit more complicated, so follow the link and learn if Battlegrounds Mobile is actually secure or not.

Meanwhile, here are some essential tips to keep hackers away from your BGMI account.


Strong Passwords Are a Must

Typing in long, complicated passwords on smartphones can be a pain. Think of it this way, though: it’s an even bigger pain having to work with customer support to recover your account from hackers. Luckily, you don’t have to worry about either of those things if you use a password manager.

Not only can they create and store impossible to guess passwords for all your accounts, but they also protect you from certain types of phishing scams. If you don’t know what phishing is, scammers may create fake websites that look legit so they can steal their victims’ login information. Sometimes these websites look like a promotion for rare skins and other goodies, making them hard to pass up.

Fortunately, in cases where the phishing site asks for your account info, your password manager won’t type out your password. After all, you’re not on the right website for it to do so.


Set Up Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

Whether you use Facebook, Twitter, or Google Play to log in, take the time to set up 2FA on those accounts to prevent unauthorized logins. Follow these links to learn how to use 2FA on each platform:

Pro tip: consider linking two or more social media accounts with BGMI. That way, you have a backup login option in case a hacker manages to compromise one of them. You can then quickly change your password(s) to prevent further access.


Don’t Share Your BGMI Account or Personal Details

If you have any younger siblings that like to play BGMI on your account and use your cool loot – well, that may be asking for trouble. You never know when they might fall for a scam, or share sensitive info on world chat. Malicious eavesdroppers may use that information to find out your password (especially if you use an easy to guess one, like your birthday).

They may also resort to doxxing, which could lead to identity fraud, blackmailing, and even more serious crimes. Definitely not worth the trouble, no matter how much fun you’re having in Battlegrounds Mobile India.


Use a VPN on Public Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is a blessing, but it can also attract trouble. Hackers love public Wi-Fi because they can eavesdrop on a myriad of different devices in an attempt to harvest sensitive data.

Like to play a quick match or two while waiting for your buddies at the café? Do you travel a lot and pass the time playing BGMI at airports, hotels, or other places with public hotspots? Then you need a way to secure your smartphone.

Luckily, a VPN, or Virtual Private Network is a quick and easy way to do so. VPNs encrypt all the network data passing through your phone. In other words, they turn it into unintelligible gibberish to prevent outsiders from snooping in on what you do online.

Aside from keeping hackers at bay, VPNs also prevent your ISP from peeking at your browsing and web activity. And considering Jio, Airtel, and other Indian ISPs have been forcing their own “free” routers on people to do just that – well, you get the picture.

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