[NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

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[NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Viking Andrew » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:27 am

Hey YoFans!

With Flash support ending soon, we are aware that there may be a new round of phishing scams that come around as players try to take advantage of this for their own gain. We just wanted to make a new thread to remind you all how to keep your account safe and secure!

First off, you may see this screen asking you to download the YoWorld app. This app is created by us and is 100% safe. ONLY ever download the app from the official YoWorld game page.

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If you don't see this page, don't download it!


You are your own best defense against these kinds of actions, and we're here to help you strengthen that defense!

Stay alert and stay safe! Please keep reading[/size] :love:


Hacking

The biggest misconception right now is that your account can be 'hacked'. The term itself implies that there are programs being used to steal your information from our servers. Big Viking Games has added multiple layers of security to YoWorld, and as a result this has never happened under BVG's watch. We're committed to making sure it never will.


Social Engineering / Phishing

So how do these intruders get your information?

The most common way that your account can be compromised is by way of Social Engineering. Phishing, the most common form of Social Engineering, refers to getting other people to give out their personal information, usually without their knowledge. In YoWorld, this usually means your Facebook login and password.

Phishing occurs when someone sends you a link through email, Facebook, apartment messages, whiteboards, etc. The link looks legitimate but will redirect you to a fake site that will steal your information. Popular phishing scams in YoWorld include fake Facebook login pages, free YoCash or item offer pages, YoWorld support pages, and people pretending to be Vikings - and as we said before...

A real Viking will NEVER ask for your password. A real Viking will NEVER ask you to remove your lock code or YoPass.

Additionally: do not send anyone the contents of your browser's "View Source" page. Ever. This applies to any account, anywhere - not just YoWorld!


How Can I Protect Myself?

The good news is that we’ve created various security features to help you out! Check out the posts below for more information on how these features can keep you safe, as well as some neat tips on online security!

Lock Codes
Other Tips & Tricks
Facebook Two-Factor Authentication
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Denna (10205906) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:47 am

Thank you :thumbsup: :)
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Gooey (126579776) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:49 am

Well played. Most "hacks" are just phishing done well now. I hope a lot of people read this and THINK about how they interact on FB.

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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Smitten Kitten (136864592) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:54 am

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Bookworm J (129336295) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:23 pm

Thank you for the reminders :heart:
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Robyn VIP (8132649) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:38 pm

Do we have to download the desktop app to continue after Flash disappears? TIA~
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby ShaRcoaleyes PT (7767969) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:58 pm

Thank You for this reminder and post... I will keep reminding buddies about this. :heart:
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby JulieHootieScraps (108384802) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:04 pm

I can't seem to bypass the pass code. I enter it but can't purchase anything. I try again & it asks for the code again. I'm not entering it a bunch of times.

UPDATE: I refreshed the game & the problem has resolved.
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Quarantined Mata (13429328) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:32 pm

Rod (126579776) wrote:Well played. Most "hacks" are just phishing done well now. I hope a lot of people read this and THINK about how they interact on FB.

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My company's security training consists of videos where a guy falls for those scams and his coworker saves his a**. They're as bad as they're funny :D
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby SamiSpiffy23 (138400888) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:45 pm

Thank you!
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Gooey (126579776) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:45 pm

Quarantined Mata (13429328) wrote:
Rod (126579776) wrote:Well played. Most "hacks" are just phishing done well now. I hope a lot of people read this and THINK about how they interact on FB.

:thumbsup:


My company's security training consists of videos where a guy falls for those scams and his coworker saves his a**. They're as bad as they're funny :D

LOL I LOVE those videos. The acting is like something I would have done in the 5th grade. And don't even get me started about the sexual harassment vids. One time I was watching them with a group and after the dude tried to touch the admin's butt my boss leaned over and whispered "Amatuer" and I laughed for 2 minutes.
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Quarantined Mata (13429328) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:07 pm

Rod (126579776) wrote:
Quarantined Mata (13429328) wrote:
Rod (126579776) wrote:Well played. Most "hacks" are just phishing done well now. I hope a lot of people read this and THINK about how they interact on FB.

:thumbsup:


My company's security training consists of videos where a guy falls for those scams and his coworker saves his a**. They're as bad as they're funny :D

LOL I LOVE those videos. The acting is like something I would have done in the 5th grade. And don't even get me started about the sexual harassment vids. One time I was watching them with a group and after the dude tried to touch the admin's butt my boss leaned over and whispered "Amatuer" and I laughed for 2 minutes.


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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby BEANS (110735736) » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:37 pm

Robyn VIP (8132649) wrote:Do we have to download the desktop app to continue after Flash disappears? TIA~

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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Alienor (105406421) » Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:04 am

GAMEROOM will be closed soon 30the june 2021
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby BRooKLYN (14749770) » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:40 pm

What about Gameroom?
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby BRooKLYN (14749770) » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:57 pm

At the moment, I cannot even open mine any reason why and tysm for your quick response.
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Stardust (186190305) » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:14 pm

Thank you!! :thumbsup: :heart:
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How Can I transfer My items

Postby IsHkAfel (187401189) » Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:46 am

Hi Viking Andrew I need help on how i will transfer my items to new account cos i need change my facebook
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Re: How Can I transfer My items

Postby BykaChic (134177197) » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:54 am

IsHkAfel (187401189) wrote:Hi Viking Andrew I need help on how i will transfer my items to new account cos i need change my facebook


Just make the new account and buddy up with your current avi. Log in to this avi and start gifting stuff over. I think that's your only option.
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Re: [NEWS] YoWorld Security Reminder

Postby Don Omar Papa (4513005) » Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:56 pm

Woow good to hear :D :D
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