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Your Riot account is more than just a username. It's the culmination of a lot of hard work, whether your investment is measured in hours, dollars, or both. And though we do everything we can to keep your account secure, there are a few simple steps you can—and should!—take to deter would be thieves, phishers, and general ne'er-do-wells.
- Choose a secure password
- Use a password manager
- Protect your email account
- Log off in shared spaces
- Don't share your Riot account
- Beware of phishing attempts
Choose a secure password
If you would like to create your own password, try to steer clear of common mistakes like easy-to-guess words (names of friends, family, etc) and numbers (we're looking at you, birthdays). The simplest, most effective method we can recommend: Choose a few unrelated, uncommon words, and string them together. That's your password.
Still, this won't help you with the other hallmarks of a good password, like numbers, special characters, and the chaotic power of true randomness. That's why we recommend you...
Use a password manager
The ideal password is long and random, which unfortunately also makes it difficult to remember. So why not use a program that solves all three problems at once?
Password managers are excellent at creating and storing secure passwords for just about any account. Better still, most of them offer their main features free of cost! Just enter password manager in your search engine of choice and figure out which one is right for you.
Protect your email account
Security begins and ends at your email. If somebody knows your email credentials, they can submit a password reset request to just about any site, game, or app, thus gaining full access to your account. That's why most email providers have their own multi-factor authentication. This feature can usually be found in the security section of your provider's settings, but if you can't seem to find it, a quick search will tell you everything you need to know!
Log off in shared spaces
Being able to play wherever, whenever is one of the big perks of having a Riot account. Alas, it also opens the door to potential abuse, so slam it shut! Done for the day? Turn off the device. Just getting up to grab a snack? Sign off first. Ez pz.
Don't share your Riot account
Beware of phishing attempts
If anyone, ever, asks for your account information, do not give it to them. Riot already has access to your account and can make any needed adjustments without asking for your password. If you do receive an email from us, this list of verified addresses is a good place to check its legitimacy. Get something that seems real, but it's not from any of the listed domains? Send us a ticket, and we'll get to the bottom of it together!