Runescape Password Security

OK so what can you do to protect you Runescape password? It is going to sound simple and if you have heard it once you would have heard it a thousand times, don’t use the same password for Runescape as you do other places. It’s a simple step and whilst 99% of other Runescape related sites you sign up at using some sort of password will be secure and have no intention of abusing the information they have on you that doesn’t mean you should trust them (even if you know the data collected like your password is automatically encrypted).

Another simple step you can take to ensure you are never hacked is even easier than the first. It is never tell anyone your Runescape password or your password recovery questions. You’d think this would go without saying but if I had to bet, I’d bet that over 50% of all Runescape accounts that are hacked would be a result of person obtaining someone’s password by them telling them either directly or by them telling someone else who passes the information onto a third party. So a simple rule that will save you a lot of grief is just to never, under any circumstance, tell someone your Runescape password.

Now I mentioned earlier that lots of sites atomically encrypt data to prevent site admins or owners from using that information against users, this usually includes passwords. However encryptions like most things can be broken, so you want to make sure you make your password as secure as possible. So you password should consist of at least 8 character and include both letters and numbers. This should ensure that your password is as difficult to break as it can be.

It seems to be of growing popularity that Runescape players that are sick of earning gold the regular way are looking for quick ways to hack people’s accounts and one of the most popular ways is having files installed on other Runescape player’s computers to collect the user’s Runescape password. How do you avoid having you account hacked this way – simple – don’t download mysterious files form untrustworthy resources. Just because it is on the internet and says it isn’t a malicious file doesn’t mean it is safe, and if you haven’t already installed spyware and virus protection I highly recommend you get on top of that, because the internet is full of nasty files and you need a means of protecting both your computer and precious details from such things.

Another seemingly simple plan is also to make sure that you periodically change your runescape passwords. Whilst this technique is more often used to prevent your accounts being hacked on sites that have cookies enabled - which isnt’t the case for Runescape. Nonetheless, periodically changing you runescape password and your other account passwords if a good habit to get into.