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Security Information

1. Do NOT tell other players personal information.

Not even if they claim to be ScapeRune staff! The ScapeRune game window blocks your password, but it is still a very bad idea to try typing it in, as you may mis-type it in such a way that it is still obvious.

  • Don't tell ANYONE your password, ever!
  • Don't tell others your password recovery-questions
  • Don't tell others your real name, email, ICQ number, credit-card details, etc...

2. Think before using your password.

Never enter your password or recovery-questions into ANY website, other than ScapeRune.com or ScapeRune.co.uk.

You should NOT use the same password at every website you visit; this is very dangerous! Your ScapeRune password should be different to all your other passwords, and ONLY used for ScapeRune.

When entering your password, make sure nobody is standing behind you watching you type it in! You wouldn't believe how often this happens! Please be careful.

3. Watch out for fake websites!

There are websites which look very similar to ScapeRune.com but STEAL your password. Don't trust a site just because it looks official.

  • ScapeRune cheat sites - there are NO ScapeRune cheats. These are fakes!
  • ScapeRune staff sites - we do not have secret sites on which you can become an admin or moderator! These are fakes!
  • ScapeRune chat boards/rooms - don't use your ScapeRune password on these sites! Use a DIFFERENT password or you will regret it!
  • ScapeRune test servers - watch out for fake servers. If in doubt create a NEW account, rather than risking your main character.

4. Don't use unofficial ScapeRune add-ons.

There are programs which claim to make ScapeRune easier or better, but actually STEAL your password. Not only is using these programs extremely risky, it's also against the rules.

5. Watch out for fake emails, and fake staff!

There are many people pretending to be ScapeRune staff or impersonating its creators. It is easy to forge emails, so don't trust an email just because it looks official.

Real staff will NEVER ask you for your password!

To help you be sure that correspondence from us is genuine, we send all messages to your ScapeRune Message Centre. This is accessible from the ScapeRune front page, and will require your ScapeRune in-game login details (again, please be sure that you are at ScapeRune.com).

We never send emails to players.

  • We never send emails saying we need your password to check you aren't cheating!
  • We never send emails saying we need your recovery-questions to check you didn't steal the account.
  • We never send emails containing attachments of any sort.
  • We never send emails saying we need your password to let you join the ScapeRune staff.

6. Do NOT share your ScapeRune account with anyone else!

Not even your best friend! A large number of players have lost their account this way. Account sharing is against the rules and action will be taken against any players caught engaging in this.

7. Make sure your computer is secure!

Most windows distributions are NOT secure unless you take some basic precautions:

  • If you use windows get the latest updates and security fixes for your computer from windowsupdate.microsoft.com This is a MUST!
  • Install some up-to-date anti-virus software. Many people use Norton Antivirus. Alternatively, you can get a free virus scanner from www.grisoft.com
  • Install a firewall to protect your computer from external attacks. You can get free firewall software from www.zonealarm.com
  • Be very careful about what programs you run to avoid a trojan being installed on your machine. For more information about trojans, and how to remove them see www.hackfix.org.

8. Protecting your computer from spyware (unwanted advertising and tracking).

If, when you visit our website, you are seeing multiple pop-up adverts, they are unlikely to be coming from us. All our advertising partners have been given clear and strict instructions not to sell any form of pop-up adverts.

These pop-up adverts are probably coming from a program picked up from a third-party website, which spawns unwanted adverts whilst you are using the Internet. This type of program is common and known as 'spyware'.

There are free programs you can use to easily remove this 'spyware'.
Ad-aware is a program from a reputable company called Lavasoft which can help keep your system clean. Ad-aware software is free and is available from their website at www.lavasoft.de.

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