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Is a security key worth the hassle?

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Is a security key worth the hassle?

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Lord_Itharius
12.14.2011 , 12:19 AM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by Taelin View Post
Probably the same time they ship the hardware keys.
They say "coming soon" on the page, so it may be a little after. But hackers don't have a reason to hack accounts yet, anyway. Nobody will be buying credits until once there's a pretty well-established endgame going.
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Taelin
12.14.2011 , 12:19 AM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Lord_Itharius View Post
This isn't true at all. Your account info can be keylogged as easily as having your web browser open on any page while logging into WoW through the client. All the hackers need is to run a java script that captures your input and boom, server hacked. And once they get in once, they'll try for it again and again, even if you change your password. These hacks were before Blizzard made the authenticator.
Yeah, and you get hacked that way by accessing untrustworthy sites.

Like say, a MOD site.
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Umbral
12.14.2011 , 12:19 AM | #23
To answer the question posted in the title.

Yes.

You can bet that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of people already working feverishly to get around the basic security Bioware and EA have in place for SWTOR accounts. The security key stops 'em cold in their tracks.

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Thulian
12.14.2011 , 12:20 AM | #24
No hassle at all with that.
And it's good to have, no chance to get hacked^^
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Shoxc
12.14.2011 , 12:20 AM | #25
There's no such thing as getting "hacked"

You think hackers out there are randomly targeting IP addresses for account information?

Laughable.

If your account was compromised then you were dumb enough to

A: Download a trojan / keylogger

or

B: Enter your password on a phishing site.

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TwinIONengines
12.14.2011 , 12:20 AM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Selestian View Post
Any clue when they are gonna have smart phone versions of this?
One of the fan sites today was showing a security page in game that had provisions for a smart phone based app. Pure speculation, but if it's in game I wouldn't think it's too far out.
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SlaveIV
12.14.2011 , 12:20 AM | #27
i would recommend it, my wow account got hacked and it was a big pain getting it back. for $4 its probably worth it.

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Foxinator
12.14.2011 , 12:21 AM | #28
I saw a vendor for security key people only.

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Lord_Itharius
12.14.2011 , 12:21 AM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Taelin View Post
Yeah, and you get hacked that way by accessing untrustworthy sites.

Like say, a MOD site.
It was probably the alakazham network. But during vanilla, you basically needed to use alakazham. It was one of the only item/boss databases.
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Sentential
12.14.2011 , 12:21 AM | #30
If the game doesnt go down in flames then yes it'll be worth having.