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Security key....worth it?


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Clayburn
12.16.2011 , 11:30 AM | #1
I already hate that I have to enter in my password every time I launch the game. It's bad enough they require a capital letter in the password. But if I sign up for a security key, then I get access to the in-game Security Key Vendor! Is he worth the hassle? Furthermore, I don't even have an iPhone. So does that mean my only other option is paying $4 for the physical one? And how much of a hassle is it? Do I have to check my mobile/device each time I log in and enter in a number?

What good is this in-game vendor?

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aapold
12.16.2011 , 11:32 AM | #2
How much trouble is it to have to enter an alarm code in addition to unlocking the door to your house every time you come home?

Its nothing and everything.
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TigerRei
12.16.2011 , 11:32 AM | #3
Don't get the security authenticator if you want access to the vendor. Get it if you want to avoid your account being hacked. Simple as that.

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Ruan
12.16.2011 , 11:36 AM | #4
From your post I can tell you WILL get hacked without a security key.
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Dasffion
12.16.2011 , 11:37 AM | #5
The question is which is more of a hassle. Entering your security key when you log in or dealing with having your account hacked. I'd take the preventative hassle myself.

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Dreamsinger
12.16.2011 , 11:40 AM | #6
The key is worth it! I have had guild members in WOW get hacked, and lose everything! More security is a good thing. Get the phone app it is free and gives oh all the same benefits!
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Zandian
12.16.2011 , 11:48 AM | #7
it's worth it...just a 2 Factor Security which makes hacking much much more difficult. Think of it like this you can have a house with just a door with 1 lock OR have a house with a lock, alarm, Sabertooth tiger watch cat and a 50 cal manned by Cylons and Ninja bodyguards but of course in this case the extra security only cost 6 dollars for the Hard Token RSA and freee as a mobile app. Which is more secure?

The only downside is if you need to remove the security because you lost the token or app blowed up you will have to talk to customer support to get it removed WHICH is a pain sometimes but should be rare.

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Clayburn
12.16.2011 , 12:57 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by aapold View Post
How much trouble is it to have to enter an alarm code in addition to unlocking the door to your house every time you come home?

Its nothing and everything.
That's quite a hassle. Especially if the code were to change each time, and I have to use my mobile phone to find out what it is. My bank already does that when I use a different computer. I have to get a code texted to me before I can access it. Lame.


But my question isn't about security. Is the vendor worth it? What's so great about this fellow?

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Dasffion
12.16.2011 , 01:00 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Clayburn View Post
That's quite a hassle. Especially if the code were to change each time, and I have to use my mobile phone to find out what it is. My bank already does that when I use a different computer. I have to get a code texted to me before I can access it. Lame.


But my question isn't about security. Is the vendor worth it? What's so great about this fellow?
No one knows. Does it matter? You obviously would rather get your stuff hacked than deal with a little bit of a hassle. Just assume it's junk.

Honestly it probably won't be that great, just a little extra treat for people who care about their security and Bioware's time.

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Melcene
12.16.2011 , 01:00 PM | #10
The vendor aside, coming from a online-safety-anal person who had a non-authenticator account for years on that other game, then getting hacked in 2009, I'm a believer in authenticators.
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