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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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DaRoamer
03.05.2013 , 08:18 PM | #181
Quote: Originally Posted by drgnmstr_ View Post
if you honestly believe that in this circumstance, then you sir are a *******.

So my display name, publicly sitting on the forums, is what I have to use to log in and that's supposed to be more secure than an email address people don't know. I call BULL ****.

As an IT professional with a certification in network security, this is the last thing you should do. you NEVER give your user name or password out to people. once they know half, it's not hard to get the other half. so NO Bioware/EA. This does NOT enhance security.

The only thing I could hope for is it's an April Fools joke. If they honestly implement that, I'm done playing becuase it's a security violation to have usernames sitting out in public.
What about the IP checks and secret answers they will need to log in to the account?

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Solen
03.05.2013 , 08:34 PM | #182
i'd rather it stay how it is.. unless you're going to allow us to have our names associated with our account rather than being "not available" because someone else has it (ala Champions Online)..

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stephenalandavie
03.05.2013 , 08:46 PM | #183
so basically our forum display name??

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ratatech
03.05.2013 , 08:56 PM | #184
A person looking to take over your account will still need to know your password and that's not displayed anywhere and if you have a strong password it will be difficult and it's constantly repeated by computer security experts have a strong password.
If this site detects you logging in from a different computer it will ask you one of the security questions you had to choose during account set-up and if you can't answer it you won't be allowed to log in to this site or the game
We fight or we die that's the plan

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DarthSabreth
03.05.2013 , 08:57 PM | #185
OHHH JOY i can just see it now. Joe shmuckatelly gets upset with joe smoe's post then well hey since he / she already has 50% of his or hers log on then let the fun begin for their hack on them for revenge. There are alot of smart folks that play this game and giving them half of a logon is just silly.

At any rate it will force people to either not use the forums or delete all the past posts to avoid any credit farmers from phishing the forums for easy pickings. why not they now have HALF the logon.

so since we cant or are shuned from using another service they provide due to lack of security is there any other surprises down the road? was there really that many hacked accounts to warrent such a change?
"I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new Empire!" Rip .

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ratatech
03.05.2013 , 08:59 PM | #186
Quote: Originally Posted by DaRoamer View Post
What about the IP checks and secret answers they will need to log in to the account?
You're right if this site detects you logging in from a different computer it will ask you one of the security questions you had to choose during account set-up and if you can't answer it you won't be allowed to log in to this site or the game.
We fight or we die that's the plan

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ratatech
03.05.2013 , 09:00 PM | #187
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthSabreth View Post
OHHH JOY i can just see it now. Joe shmuckatelly gets upset with joe smoe's post then well hey since he / she already has 50% of his or hers log on then let the fun begin for their hack on them for revenge. There are alot of smart folks that play this game and giving them half of a logon is just silly.

At any rate it will force people to either not use the forums or delete all the past posts to avoid any credit farmers from phishing the forums for easy pickings. why not they now have HALF the logon.

so since we cant or are shuned from using another service they provide due to lack of security is there any other surprises down the road? was there really that many hacked accounts to warrent such a change?

If this site detects you logging in from a different computer it will ask you one of the security questions you had to choose during account set-up and if you can't answer it you won't be allowed to log in to this site or the game
We fight or we die that's the plan

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DarthSabreth
03.05.2013 , 09:05 PM | #188
Quote: Originally Posted by ratatech View Post
You're right if this site detects you logging in from a different computer it will ask you one of the security questions you had to choose during account set-up and if you can't answer it you won't be allowed to log in to this site or the game.
Thats what i liked about rift was the coin lock feature it required you to type in a passsword sent to your email account to unlock you accout if your IP changed.
"I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new Empire!" Rip .

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Jagrevi
03.05.2013 , 09:05 PM | #189
A question - I may be losing the email address associated with this account in the course of the upcoming year. Will this change allow me to (or affect my ability to) change the e-mail address associated with this account?
Planned Twi'lek Scoundrel

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Macemesomesith
03.05.2013 , 09:09 PM | #190
I'm sorry this by far makes no sense and seems people are just trying to just try something new. Have you ever heard of what's not broken dont try to fix it. So I'll have to enter my Chracter name them or my clan name then see this makes no sense. What about if someone needs things sent to there email but they forgot there log in name smh I see alot pissed of subscribers with this

You's a Bich like VADER buy a BETA MudaF@RKER......Yeah