Genesis League Sports will never send personal messages or offers.
- Scammers may pretend to be support staff but Genesis League Sports will only use official channels to respond to your inquiries and never initiate contact with you unprompted. If you receive an unsolicited direct message from someone claiming to be from Genesis League Sports or support staff, report them in the official Discord.
Use unique passwords on every website/login.
- Never reuse passwords between different sites or email addresses. Hackers will retry stolen passwords in multiple places. If you use the same password multiple times and it is cracked, it will also give access to all the other sites where it was used.
- Do not reuse old passwords. Hackers often buy masses of passwords/logins from hacked sites.
- It is often helpful to use a password manager to track and manage multiple passwords. Some of this will also give you notifications every so often to update passwords, which can be very helpful.
- Create unique and specific login/email addresses for Genesis League Sports, crypto wallets and other important sites.
- Try not to reveal your email addresses or personal information to anyone in public places, especially if they are linked to accounts with significant value like crypto wallets and Genesis League Sports accounts.
- Hackers can use software to try to log in or crack passwords. They can automate attempts from lists of thousands of passwords. They can also use algorithms to guess variations and try to crack passwords. Password length and complexity is key. Strong passwords:
- Are at least 12 characters long.
- Use capital and lowercase letters.
- Use at least one number.
- Use at least one special character (!@#$% etc.).
- Do not use your name, birthday, or names of family members.
Never reveal your password to anyone, no matter the circumstances.
- Trust no one when it comes to sharing passwords!
- Never reveal any of your keys.
- Never put your keys in a memo.
- Never use your keys on websites/logins that you do not know.
- If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
- If you have issues or any concerns, ask the Genesis League Sports Support Staff for help.
- Did we already say - trust no one when it comes to sharing passwords?
- Use password protection and encryption, or special hardware crypto wallets.
- Make an offline copy of your keys, wallets, and master passwords.
- Be sure you can access the keys when you need them. In the future, you will most likely need them and after a few weeks, you will not remember them if they are short enough to memorize at all.
Keep your systems, phone and applications up to date.
- Do not ignore messages from security software or your system.
- Install Operating System updates (via Windows, Linux, Android, Apple) as soon as possible.
- Security updates will patch known security vulnerabilities which hackers can easily use.
- Illegal software and cracks often contain backdoors/viruses/malware/etc., which are a primary access point for hackers to access your system.
Do not use public internet/wifi (Internet cafés, shops, etc.).
- Traffic, including passwords, can be read over insecure public Wifi by systems and programs that get in between you and the sites/services you are connecting to.
Use security software.
- Antivirus and anti-malware software will increase your chance of identifying something suspicious on your device(s). Ensure Windows Defender is active, or use a trustworthy, well-known software/brand.
Only visit trusted websites.
- If in doubt, just don’t visit that website.
- Use an old device that does not have access to your crypto or Genesis League Sports account to visit websites if you feel you really need to check the site and see if it's safe. Also searching the internet and asking in various communities can give you a better idea if a website is secure.
- Using a sandboxed browser and a program like Deep Freeze to sandbox the rest of your system sounds like a good plan, but there are still security risks.
- Do not authorize browser extension wallets on sites you aren't familiar with or are not trusted in an official capacity. Authorizing a site on MetaMask gives them access to interact with your wallet, including moving out crypto to their own (secured) wallets.