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Beta Feature: Mobile Two-Factor Authentication

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#31 Warchild

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

works pretty well sofar.

#32 Tantrick

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:06 PM

Even if it is late it's nice to see then start giving users a balance between security and user experience by implementing 2FA which allows us to telesign into our accounts. I know some will claim this make things more complicated, but the slight inconvenience each time you log in is worth the confidence of knowing your info is secure.  I'm hoping that more companies start to offer this awesome functionality. This should be a prerequisite to any system that wants to promote itself as being secure.

#33 Reiden221

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:45 PM

View PostGotDamned, on 11 October 2012 - 06:57 AM, said:

Nope, you can use the Authenticator also online afaik. (at least for user with an android phone)



Flaws? You don't need to use the authenticator, so you don't necessary need a smartphone.
an extra keychain for a few bugs would be nice, but no reason to complain about the current auth



Lol, exactly.
I love that arena decided to give as a mobile authenticator.
I also have never seen anything i'd really complain about.
DR? Read lots about it, never happened to me so i can't judge
Necro-Bugs? Ok, there are a few, but they're fixing them
havn't seen anything gone worse through patches.



I live in germany, and i would say, we got about 90% Smartphoneusers (if you just look at the people who play mmo's)



Right. Sure, as another option, it would be no problem.
But why complain about an optional free authenticator?
Don't complain about not having a physical you need to buy, just ask them about it.
Start a discussion in the forums and ask politely for it.

Not complaining, just listing the potential flaws in the system for those that want to use it.  It's called making a contribution to improving the system.

#34 Righteous

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:05 PM

If you don't have a smartphone, or your brand of smartphone is Doing It Wrong, then you can use Google Authenticator for Windows (gauth4win), on your PC.

Edited by Righteous, 11 October 2012 - 11:07 PM.


#35 GotDamned

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:00 AM

@Raiden:
my comment was not about the people here, more about most players in generell.

#36 razor39999

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:42 AM

Nice option, but e-mail authentication is enough for me. Having a unique password for everything really does help.





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