The majority of YoVillians already are aware that YoVille has been experiencing some security issues that include: freezing, hacking, and banning. So what is really going on in YoVille? There seems to be many rumors running rampant that everyone needs to keep a low profile in game to keep themselves safe. Let’s take a look at some of the rumors that are being spread about the game:
One rumor is that someone can just come to your event and scan you in order to get the information they need to hack you and then they can take items right off of your account without having to hack your Facebook.
A YoVille Forum member named JNikki recently posted another rumor that is circulating and asked on the forum if it was true. Let’s take a look at her question and the feedback she has received from forum moderator Ruby Ninja:
Posted below is JNikki’s question via the YoVille forum:
I have been hearing rumors of a hacker being able to access people’s Yoville accounts without logging into FB and this is done through Google Chrome. Is this remotely true? I am so worried anymore about being hacked.
Posted below is Ruby Ninja’s response:
We are working on any and all issues. Please continue to practice safe Yo’s in the mean time. I am doing my usual things in YoVille without any problems.
YoVillians, now you’re probably wondering what exactly is ‘practicing safe’ when it comes to playing the game because it wasn’t specified in the above given feedback. YoVillians have no fear because here at YoRehab we are going to give you some security tips when playing YoVille.
Security tips for YoVille to help keep you safer during the present state of the game:
- Don’t add strangers to your Facebook profile.
- Don’t click on any links promising free items in YoVille as they are almost 99% of the time phishing sites.
- Don’t go to any website if you are not familiar with it or know if it is a reputable site (especially stay away from sites ending in “.tk” or wheebly sites).
- Keep your buddy lists off so that if a facebook friend of yours gets hacked they cannot jump to you (you can meet up with your friends by making an event in performance or debates to connect to them).
- Clean up your buddy list and remove any names that look unfamiliar to you or people you don’t stay in contact with.
- Be careful in going to events. Realize you are at greater risk when going to them as you never know who is there and if they will be able to cause harm to your account or not. (The hackers have been seen frequenting trade centers and auction events).
- Try to only trade with people you know. Trading with people you do not know again exposes you to greater risk.
- Generally speaking, stay away from people you don’t know.
- You may want to screen shot anything that is high in value on your account. This way if it comes up missing you will have your screen shot of your inventory ready to go for Zygna.
- Most importantly, if you feel a hacker or someone suspicious is near you in the game, EXIT the game at once and refresh. Do not stop to talk to them as that may give them the chance they need to get the info they need to get into your account.
Here at YoRehab we sure do hope that this article will help you stay safe and that you found the tips helpful. The ninjas on the YoVille Forum have stated that Zynga is working very hard to fix the current issues at hand. All the Agents are hoping for your continued safety in the meantime and that these fixes come to us all ASAP.
Pictured below is a screen shot via the YoVille forum and it confirms that Zynga is definitely working on any and all problems that we are currently experiencing in game:
Please remember that if anything has disappeared from your account you should immediately contact Zynga Support by clicking HERE!
To see the official question asked by forum member ‘JNikki’ and to see forum moderator Ruby Ninja’s response please click HERE!
For more security tips on keeping your Facebook safe, check out this article written by our Agent Platinum: http://yorehab.com/help-guide/agent-plats-security-tips-protect-your-account-from-being-hacked/