FIRST OF ALL IM NOT A DUCK IF ANYTHING I LIKE THE TASTE OF CHICKEN MORE!!!
second of all the explaination of this thread i just read really doesnt make it saver,with any game account when an hacker gets into your email account kiss your details good bye!
and lastly im not an security specialist but how about just remove any email or display name confirmation and just use an second secret password?
so u would get
and (OPTIONAL) 8DIGIT SECURITY KEY NUMBERS
so unless you are at the age of 75 and or afflicted with the alsheimer diseas u should be able
to log in an 100%secure account?
am i making sense here?
Have you read ANY of what the lead security guy wrote?
Email/Displayname SHOULD NEVER be used as a means of authentication. It NEVER functioned like this. It is simply an easy to remember unique identifier.
By removing the option of using your e-mail, they effectively did 2 things:
1.) Remove risk from e-mail. How many people use the same password for both their e-mail address AND their SWTOR account?
2.) Change will allow them to implement even more security on their end.
As you said, you aren't a security specialist. Even if you were, you don't work for Bioware, so clearly you have no idea how their system is set up. Has anyone had their accounts hacked yet?
If we start seeing regular hacking of accounts, I will completely accept that they made a mistake. Otherwise, why are people still complaining about this? How does it negatively affect anyone to be more secure?