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Jenovan
03.05.2013 , 04:18 PM | #21
DarthTHC, I understand your argument, but I'm not saying this change automatically makes your game account more secure. It might make your email account more secure. Because yes -- lots of people ARE stupid with their security.

Because of the other security measures in place (with more apparently to be added, according to the gold post), Display Name login doesn't make your game account less secure. Your Display Name may be a known value, but it is still equally hard to actually enter the account because of the other security factors. It's like having a single number for a combination lock -- but the door that's locked with the combo lock also requires a keycard, and maybe a retina scan.

(Aside: how many players are there who have never posted in the forums? They all have an account name here, but a crawler script would probably never find it because it's never been publicly used... kind of like your email address. That doesn't make your point less valid, but it does mean that that particular security hole doesn't apply to everyone. Neither of them (email vs. username) do.)
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03.05.2013 , 04:35 PM | #22
So how bad is this going to screw up the rest of my EA/Origin stuff? I know when first making the SWTOR account the password changed everything else related to my EA/Origin stuff. I will be rather pissed if this fubar's all my other stuff.

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Jenovan
03.05.2013 , 04:45 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by Vyerix View Post
So how bad is this going to screw up the rest of my EA/Origin stuff? I know when first making the SWTOR account the password changed everything else related to my EA/Origin stuff. I will be rather pissed if this fubar's all my other stuff.
Quote: Originally Posted by Phillip_BW View Post
No change. Your account is still linked to Origin, however you will continue to log in to Origin using your email address as their security implementation is still different. There is no link to your SWTOR Display Name in Origin so no added risk...
Or so the Security guy says, at any rate.
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03.05.2013 , 04:49 PM | #24 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
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03.05.2013 , 04:57 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthTHC View Post

Before this change, well... can YOU tell me the email address I have associated with this account? That's right, you have NONE of the information necessary to log in as me.
For a few months now, you've been able to login with your display name. There's no decrease in security from today to 4/2/13, or from yesterday to today, for that matter.
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