Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Security Key App and Fob

In among the SWTOR early access, EA have slipped out that you can buy an Authenticator like key for your account.
Increase the security of your Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ account with The Old Republic Security Key! Available as a physical or mobile security key, this optional security key takes only a few minutes to set up and gives your account an additional layer of two-factor authentication, providing much greater protection against unauthorized access even if your computer becomes compromised. Each time you log in to the game or to the website, your security key will generate a unique, eight (8) digit, one-time use digital code to use in addition to your regular Star Wars: The Old Republic password.
Plus, secure your account now and receive access to the in-game security key vendor station!
Now an in game reward is certainly intriguing. The key fob is only available in North America at the moment, but wait... there is an app!

Yes, following in the footsteps of Blizzard we can soon download an app for "iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and select Android and Blackberry devices", all for free!

The reward in game is for either the physical key OR the free app, so really there is no reason to not add one, if you have a device that can run the app. There is the promise of some unique items and gear if you add a key to your account:
Only available to players who have purchased or downloaded a security key and linked it to their Star Wars: The Old Republic account, this unique vendor sells exclusive gear and items

Now my WoW account was hacked, despite me having a crazy password, by the hackers getting my email account AND guessing my secret answer. After that, I am sold on authenticators and am very unsure of running an MMO without one.

The iPhone version of the security key cannot come soon enough, and I will be applying it to my account as soon as it is available.

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