1) Unsafe Game Coding
Game code may not be as well scrutinized as more popular commercial software. Some game protocols are not implemented as securely as other ones. So you may sometimes experience
A “buggy” behavior on your computer or introduce unknown vulnerabilities.
Worms and virus may be used to install malicious software on your PC.
The individuals who do that may also take advantage of the social networks associated with online games which are based on chat, email, and sometimes voice communication to make you visit uncertain web sites or open email attachments containing malwares and install this on your computer. They then use it for of illicit purposes.
Viruses may arrive as attachments in your emails or via instant messaging programs like MSN or ICQ, and some malicious software may be hidden in files you download or programs you setup.
4) Insecure or Compromised Gamer Servers
Gamer concerns: if the game platform has been compromised, computers
That are connected to it can be compromised as well.
By exploiting cracks in the system, malicious individuals might be able to control your PC remotely and use it to compromise other computers or setup softwares such as Trojan horses,
spyware, or get the personal information that is on your computer.
Server operator concerns: Using a computer server to run an online game involves the same risks associated with running a server for other purposes.
Intruders are able to break into or crash your server if its security settings or protection are not strong enough.
5) Uncertain code in game
The methods for communicating game information between computers are not implemented as securely as other methods. The code might not be well observed as most commercial softwares are.