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Important Points to Avoid Hacking in Mobile Games


Hacking attacks on mobile games are becoming more intelligent at this point, and the frequency is growing exponentially. Mobile gaming industries are one of the most successful and largest industries in the world right now, and hacking is the one thing every gaming industry wants to get rid of. So, How can we get rid of Hacking? and why do people want to hack mobile games?

Ways to Hack-proof your games

Keep Your App up to date

When it comes to protecting yourself against hackers, the first step is always to install the latest software updates as soon as they become available. Yes, updating can be a tiresome and intrusive process, and it sometimes brings annoying changes to the interface that you are used to. Game App development is not just for installation & play, they improve the game quality at times so, it is important to keep your app up to date.

It is highly recommended not to use any kind of unofficial tools to ‘root’ unless you know what you are doing. On a rooted phone technical safeguards can be defeated, allowing apps to perform all sorts of actions that are normally prohibited and that can include snooping on your personal data.

Be Careful of what App you Install

When you install a game app, you may be asked to allow it various permissions, including the ability to read your files, access your camera, or listen to your microphone. Android users should be more careful as Google’s app-vetting process isn’t as strict as Apple’s. Android also lets you install apps from third-party sources. It is strongly recommended that you do not install any game app from an unfamiliar website.

Exit Online Games Properly

Auto-login is a convenient feature, especially since a virtual keyboard can type a password. It is also a huge liability: An intruder simply needs to open your game to gain access to all your accounts. Also, make sure when you exit the game you are logged out. Without logging out and not playing for long hours creates a path for hackers. Hackers regularly break into online services to steal user credentials. Exit the gaming app properly when you stop playing games.

Avoid Lock Screen Pop-ups

Lots of apps pop up messages and notifications on your phone’s lock screen. It is worth thinking about what these notifications may reveal. Pop-up notifications on lock screens are highly risky. By using pop-up notifications hackers enter the mobile game app. Another thing is, that the other person might be able to read the message properly even if the phone is locked. It sounds inappropriate and unacceptable as a player. The player must disable the lock screen pop-up notification of all gaming apps to make the app hack-proof.

Try Tracking Game Data

No matter how cautious you are, you can’t completely eradicate the danger of your game app being hacked, not unless you refuse to install any apps or visit any websites. What you can do is supplement your on-device security measures with an online service. There are many online services available for both Android and iOS that can monitor your identity. It alerts you to suspicious activities such as logins from unfamiliar places, giving you a chance to step in and change your credentials before serious harm can be done.

These are some of the ways to avoid hacking in mobile games.

So, why do people want to hack mobile games?

More Features

The way PC games are played, the life cycle of mobile games is comparatively smaller than that. So, it takes a lot of time for development, and in the end, the security technology to protect it has become a target of hackers. Hackers also hack other parts of the game, such as game servers, in addition to game apps. However, hackers have strong complementary measures for game companies and cloud service providers that have been under similar attacks.

Clear Purpose

The most common desire of every gamer is to play free of cost. A lot of people play games, but in the end, it is clear that the purpose of hacking is to meet this reason. Attacking these relatively effective and efficient apps is natural for hackers.

Memory searching is the method malicious users hack into game memory and revises the game score or capacity of an item. For known hacking tools or ‘custom hack tools’ developed by hackers, it is essential to attach to the game app memory in order to falsify the specific address of the game app in the virtual memory system used by mobile devices.

Let’s not go into too much detail on why people want to hack games as this is an illegal activity and against the law of game communities.

Read More: Top 7 Methods to Make Mobile Gaming Apps Scalable

Wrapping Up

There are so many ways to avoid your game app getting hacked & there are many ways hackers can get into your gaming app as well. Sounds funny? In reality, it’s a different story. However, if you want to develop some games Artoon Solutions is always there for you. We make sure that the safest procedures are implemented in any game. With 14+ years of experience and 180+ in-house expert game developers, we cater to every challenge and provide the best game app by sticking with the latest technology.

Contact us. Share your idea with us and let us help you develop an efficient game app. Drop an email at [email protected].

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