Tuesday, July 12, 2016

How to Protect Your Stuff from "Hackers"

Hey Jammers! Because news is a little slow today, I'd like to take this opportunity to make a more informational post, rather than just the daily items. Today I'll talk about something that I think should be addressed following recent events, but also has been going on for a long time. I wanna talk about Animal Jam "hackers". Oooooohhhhhh, scary!

Before I get into the actual ways to avoid being hacked and all that jazz, I think it's important to step back and realize that Animal Jam is a kids game. You wouldn't expect a kids game to have the security of a government base, would you?

This means that you don't have to be some kind of intimidating or mysterious professional to "hack" AJ. Even if you were intimidating or mysterious, hacking a kids game to unfairly take some kid's pixelated cheese hat or whatever kind of takes that all away.

My point is that the kind of people who hack AJ are either kids just like you who look up tutorials on the internet, or I dunno, some greasy dudes holed up in their mom's basement typing away with their Cheeto-dusted fingers. Either way... :\

It's important to look at this reality because all of the hysteria surrounding hackers and being hacked only contributes to their self-image of some "mysterious criminal" and only encourages their behavior. They're just annoying bullies.

Alright, rant over! Here are some things you should do if you're afraid of getting your items taken away:

1. Don't try to Skype with someone you met on AJ, no matter if you're best friends or not. You can easily be given viruses over Skype that allow them access to your personal info.

2. For the love of Zios, there is NO SUCH THING AS AN ACTUAL RARE GENERATOR. Their only purpose is to take your information! Please, avoid them.

3. Try and avoid "Animal Jam Mods". AJ isn't a game meant to be modded, and you could get in serious trouble for using or making them. Maybe hacked? Eh... this is just general advice. Don't do it.

4. If you want to write your password down to remember it, do it on a physical piece of paper and hide it somewhere. Digital documents are generally less secure for things like these, and if your account does get messed with then there's a good chance that it was just a nosy sibling or friend who found that piece of paper.

If you do find that some random person has gotten access to your account, maybe taken some items, try to calm down. It can feel really bad if you had emotional connection to something that was taken, but the world isn't over. This isn't to sound mean, but it can be unhealthy to be so attached to items, digital or physical. It's nice to surround yourself with things you love, but materialism really takes a toll on your feelings.

It's unhealthy to be so attached to pixels that you'd take them from little kids, too.

Thanks for reading, y'all. Have a wonderful day or night, wherever you are in the world! :)

– DoomyPanda

1 comment:

  1. You pointed out a lot of great things. :) Amazing post, Doomy!


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