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Display Name Only Log In - Coming April 2, 2013

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Display Name Only Log In - Coming April 2, 2013
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Bomyne
03.05.2013 , 03:15 PM | #111
Quote: Originally Posted by Phillip_BW View Post

You should log on to Steam again - they currently only use the equivalent of DisplayName, and that name is what you are known as to all your friends (and in the community section of Steam for that matter).
My account name and my display name are separate on Steam.


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So two things here. Not everybody knows your Display Name, and an attacker will need to figure out your email account in order to attempt to take over your SWTOR account. We are implementing a few other measures (more news on that in the few weeks!) to ensure that account take over risk is mitigated. internal tools and can tell you the answer
I can guarantee however that your email address is used on multiple sites. We don't control the security of 'all the sites' and as a result whenever another site that is using email address is hacked and your details disclosed, that the attacker will know who to phish or similar. Not so true for a Display Name that most people don't always get to use on every site they visit...
Not everything you think is 'hidden' truly is.
My email address is hidden. My display name is visible to the public in two place.

<--- there and on my main character.

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Attempts at hacking of our site are not tolerated at all. Doing so would get that player in a lot more trouble than it any gain they think they might be able to get.
Good luck punishing the bad guys. Blizzard and Sony haven't had luck there and they've had more years than you.
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We are only changing how you log in to your account - your characters stay tied together as part of that overall account. No need to worry!
My character which now advertises to the world part of my login info, you mean?
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Have I mentioned that people need to make sure their own email account is as secure as possible? [/color]
Right. Because it's how you log in to SWTOR and others.

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Blackavaar
03.05.2013 , 03:15 PM | #112
Quote: Originally Posted by Phillip_BW View Post
Some responses below - apologies if I don't reply to every question...
I notice that you purposely avoided answering the most logical way to make our accounts more secure, my suggestion to have us all create New Unique Account Names, instead of using names that can be easily gleaned off any forum we use.

I myself play many Online Games and use many forums and I use the same Display Name (aka. Forum Handle) in all of them. Using that as my login is not a more secure way of doing anything. What kind of "Security Expert" can ignore that simple logic?

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xwarsarx
03.05.2013 , 03:17 PM | #113
well at least give us (or at least subscribers) the option to change the display name first.

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Bomyne
03.05.2013 , 03:19 PM | #114
Quote: Originally Posted by OrshabaalLord View Post
How is the authenticator easy to over come?
Do you remember the two pieces of information you inputted in the app when you were setting it up? Naturally you made a backup. If anyone gets that backup, they can recreate your authenticaor.

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OdenLocke
03.05.2013 , 03:21 PM | #115
... I am kinda confused on this myself. Looking at it from the perspective as a gamer who doesn't frequent the forums. Or a gamer who created an account just to play the game. Then never came back to the forums. I find this a little odd. There are dozens of gamers out there like this. The only reason I even know mine is because I rant at the devs half the time.( Mind you my voice is never heard)
I could possibly see how this would be easier to add friends in game. Link your friends from the forums to in game, but still. It could just be as simple as it is easier for them to keep track of us. Logging in to the site you have a different name/ names than you do when you sign into the game. That and this could possibly fix the issue of having to sign in to the site and the game. Which I have found kind of annoying at times. I understand the security key, but having to retype everything is kinda annoying and wastes time.
Anywho, I hope this is a good fix for things
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Beranzen
03.05.2013 , 03:24 PM | #116
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackavaar View Post
I notice that you purposely avoided answering the most logical way to make our accounts more secure, my suggestion to have us all create New Unique Account Names, instead of using names that can be easily gleaned off any forum we use.

I myself play many Online Games and use many forums and I use the same Display Name (aka. Forum Handle) in all of them. Using that as my login is not a more secure way of doing anything. What kind of "Security Expert" can ignore that simple logic?

Was about to suggest the same thing, doing this would make our account even more secure.
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Dottore
03.05.2013 , 03:25 PM | #117
Are you serious? Would you also like to change, that our passwords get 123456? So hackers will have a really simple life after 2nd of april.

Pleasy guys, either shut the game down or do a good job, but stop doing such idiotic things.

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SentinelDranoel
03.05.2013 , 03:27 PM | #118
Respect to the BW employee who answered so many of the responses. My Guild Wars 2 account recently had a person from Japan try to enter it. Which if a person wanted to play that game so bad, I would give you my information. I of course blame facebook because other than that, I am not on many sites that have my email attached to it. On a daily basis, I only use my email with SWTOR and nothing else.
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Cruxa
03.05.2013 , 03:36 PM | #119
Quote: Originally Posted by Phillip_BW View Post
I can guarantee however that your email address is used on multiple sites.
If you didn't give my email address to anyone else, then no. I can guarantee you that I don't use this address for anything else then this game, because I create a new unique address for any MMO I play. However, in every forum I register an account I use this name... well, thanks for screwing up my security scheme. That's just one more drop that is really to much now.

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chuixupu
03.05.2013 , 03:38 PM | #120
Thanks Phillip, for responding.

So many paranoid, conspiratorial people on the interwebz.

At least the response is not as explosive as when Blizzard almost made displaying real names mandatory.
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