Numerous security measures help modern days’ streamers actively secure their digital accounts for streaming services.
FREMONT, CA: According to reports, the online streaming services were targeted by credential stuffing attacks for 30 billion times last year. The most massive attacks were against online video and music streaming services. Such statistics prove that one does not have to be a big-time streamer to be a victim of cyberattacks. However, understanding the basics of cybersecurity can minimize the risk and make it harder for the attackers to interrupt streaming services. Some of the ways for streamers to keep themselves safe are listed below.
• Avoid Using Real Name
Streamers can consider using a twitch user name instead of their real one can help to avoid hacking. But, increasing the security posture does not end there. Streamers must make sure that their social media accounts are branded precisely. It prevents the persistence of recognizing names if the twitch panel links to different social media account that has streamers’ full name or last name.
• Maintain Basic Account Security
Streamers need to secure and avoid sharing their twitch password with anyone. Streamers can also set-up multi-factor authentication to prevent others from accessing their accounts, which improve online security. Streamers can make their password complex and change on a regular basis.
• Be Aware of Cross Referencing
Malicious viewers do not want streamers to share explicitly identifying personal information. Cyber attackers need enough basic knowledge of the streamers to track them down. Safety is not an afterthought, and security does not just happen. Streamers need to know how their data could be used, for which they need to be more precise about what information they want to give away.
Before the streaming starts, security measures are necessary to consider by streamers. The above tips can help streamers improve safety at any point in streaming.