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Display Name Only Log In - Coming April 2, 2013
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tanktest
03.06.2013 , 05:41 AM | #221
Quote: Originally Posted by RikHar View Post
Go figure. It makes little sense. Actually, it makes no sense at all.

All this is, is another attempt to copy WoW.

Probably this is another attempt to sell us something for account protection. Don't doubt it.

you used to log into wow this way but wow said it was to unsafe if remember right that's why they went with emails and battle,net and like another poster said this is not a copy of wow , It more like going back wards if they were making it a copy of wow weres there version of battle.net ? I think they are trying to be more them which to me is better, but this might be bad well see

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LaynaTan
03.06.2013 , 05:59 AM | #222
By the way, for all who hope for an April Fools... I SERIOUSLY hope not for one simple reason: you do NOT make jokes about the security of private Data these days...

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Asacledhae
03.06.2013 , 06:30 AM | #223
ANOTHER mashup BioWare? Isn't the massacre you apply to all classes/commendations enough already? Seriously, who's responsible for all these changes?
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discbox
03.06.2013 , 06:49 AM | #224
This is not April Fool, this BioWare!

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Sameria
03.06.2013 , 07:36 AM | #225
  • removing email address from login - no issue with it and understand the change
  • forcing my display name as my login - major issue with it

Any wannabe script kiddie can get a list of usernames now, just simply by browsing the forums. You are now giving 1/3 the information to any person browsing the forums. This is NOT more secure.

It doesn't matter either that you have the security controls to mitigate the attacks, when you broadcast(via forum display names) a list of usernames to the public, it is WRONG, and I challenge you to find a security book that would even suggest such a ludicrous idea.

Instead make it a separate login name, completely. In fact, add a policy so that it cannot be your display name or email address.

I know this suggestion has already been mentioned, I find it hard to believe that a college grad with a job as a security professional would actually suggest this and BW/EA upper management might want to reconsider the person running security.
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LarryRow
03.06.2013 , 07:45 AM | #226
I just can't imagine why they would bother implementing this if they didn't have some reason. I have no idea what sinister motive they could be pursuing, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt and grant that it's probably for better security.

All your tech amateurs and arm-chair analysts claiming you will leave the game if they implement this should sleep on it.
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SeriouslyMike
03.06.2013 , 08:24 AM | #227
Quote: Originally Posted by Sameria View Post
  • removing email address from login - no issue with it and understand the change
  • forcing my display name as my login - major issue with it

Any wannabe script kiddie can get a list of usernames now, just simply by browsing the forums. You are now giving 1/3 the information to any person browsing the forums. This is NOT more secure.
Sometimes even half, as some folks cannot be bothered to get the security key app.

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tausser
03.06.2013 , 09:12 AM | #228
Quote: Originally Posted by MajikMyst View Post
Why?? You use the website to manage your game account and also to buy things like Cartek coins.. The website is merely an extension to the game.. It makes sense that they are the same..
Neither of the previous MMOs I played had this "feature" - all account management and store purchases occurred within the games themselves. NCSoft didn't even provide their own forums, so everyone used guildwiki (NC did eventual start their own wiki). Turbine had forums but they covered both LoTRO and DDO.

Websites getting hacked is an everyday occurrence, games not so often.
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tausser
03.06.2013 , 09:18 AM | #229
Quote: Originally Posted by Sambril View Post
NO PART OF MY LOGIN SHOULD BE PUBLICLY VISIBLE
This, this, a thousand times this.

You'd think this is the FIRST rule they teach you in CSO school.

OK, to be constructive;

I, too, recommend inplementing a totally separate log-in name for the game/website. You could still give us the option of using our display name to log-in but you could then use this to ADD another layer of security to our accounts - after, say, 3 failed attempts to log in, instead of going straight to our security questions, the FIRST question you'd ask is "what is your log-in name?"
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Moestuin
03.06.2013 , 09:20 AM | #230
Quote: Originally Posted by SeriouslyMike View Post
Sometimes even half, as some folks cannot be bothered to get the security key app.
Well not everyone has a smartphone. And I am told by friends who have used the app that if you want to stop using it you have a hard time getting rid of it from your account (for instance when you have a new phone).

The security key used to be 12 (in the US it was something like $4). Now its 4.33 (better but still too expensive in my opinion) but it has been out of stock for months.