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Posted: Nov 7th 2011 8:35PM Graill440 said

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All these password changes, I am running out of room on my house walls for Post-its.......

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 5:15AM Croatoan said

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logically you should tape those post-its in each of their original game box, or put them all in the same. Believe me, you don't wan't one of those post-its to end up in a vacuum cleaner :) it happened to me once after I had been Inactive in wow for 2 years, and i didn't even remember the mail i used on it :D
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 12:56PM Mightylawngn0me said

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@Croatoan

I used to do this, just jot it down in the manual.

I don't really buy boxes anymore though.
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Posted: Nov 7th 2011 8:38PM Mightylawngn0me said

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What chaps my ass about this is the fact that my password already meets all those criteria and then some. Now I have to reset and make the appropriate changes to my password record. A waste of my time.

Posted: Nov 7th 2011 9:03PM real65rcncom said

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@Mightylawngn0me

If only you could make up the five minutes it will take you to do that.

Damn Bioware.. taking five minutes from your life.
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Posted: Nov 7th 2011 9:20PM RogueJedi86 said

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@Mightylawngn0me

If your password meets the requirements already, just flip it. Simple trick for a password that isn't compromised but you're forced to change. I've had to do it for hotmail after my account got hijacked, I changed my password, then a day later MSN finally realized my account had been hijacked and made me change it again. Just flip it!
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 7:53AM (Unverified) said

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@Mightylawngn0me

With all the hackers out there, Bio is just trying to avoid any missteps prior to launch. You know damn well that crazy hackers are probably attacking Bioware on a daily basis. It wouldn't surprise me if some got in far enough to make them concerned to send out this notice. The last thing they want before a major launch is to have their product hacked....

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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 12:52PM Mightylawngn0me said

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@real65rcncom

5 minutes can sometimes be a quarter of my gaming time, which changes the perspective a little bit.

Secondly, there are very few situations where taking another five minutes to redo something I've already done correctly is desired.

Tell you what, next time you're at an ATM, input your pin, get to your account info, then cancel eject your card and do it all again. Repeat for 5 minutes, just so the bank can be extra sure you keyed in those 4-8 numbers correctly.

You're right, the password change isn't the biggest deal. An irritation really. Thus I'm not claiming to drop my pre-order and burn effigies of the Docs.
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Posted: Nov 7th 2011 8:55PM Tizmah said

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Can I just get a fingerprint scanner for every site and game? I'm so sick of having numerous passwords for everything in my life.

Posted: Nov 7th 2011 9:08PM Mightylawngn0me said

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@Tizmah

That's actually a great idea. Hmmm....

Using a standard USB fingerprint scanner and having a website that interacts with numerous other sites with said data. Similar to Verisign or Intereac.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 5:30AM Croatoan said

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@Mightylawngn0me
there exists 2 faar better options.
first is the eyeball scanner, and no it doesn't work as in movies where infiltrators cut out eyeballs to gain acces through a scanner. That reason is, that you are first allowed acces when an iris retracts.
the second option is to let your hand pass through a sort of vein recognition device, which first shines all your big and small veins with infrared light, and afterwards when the veins have absorbed the light, an x-ray recognition scan is taken. because no hand in the world is the same, not even on twins, since growth and scarring are unique to each person.

And yes, the second is my favorite :)
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 12:35PM Mightylawngn0me said

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@Croatoan

We could also look at DNA testing through blood samples, but then again, you can get a fingerprint scanner for what 20-40 bucks?

There's plenty of alternatives that are far more secure, accesibility would have to be a major concern if you were say, going to start a business that offered this service for online identification.
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Posted: Nov 7th 2011 9:23PM RogueJedi86 said

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If they really want up to step up the security, why don't they tell us how people who don't get TOR's Collector's Edition will be able to get the security authenticator token that comes with the CE? I want one for account security(after hearing about its success in WoW), but currently the only mention of it on the official site is in the CE. I'd like to pre-order one to come with my regular edition, or at least to arrive at my house soon after launch.

Please BioWare?

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 8:50AM Grumms said

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@RogueJedi86 It has already been stated that those will be available seperately.
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Posted: Nov 8th 2011 12:55PM Mightylawngn0me said

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@Grumms

Any word on a mobile version?
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Posted: Nov 7th 2011 9:25PM EuchridEucrow said

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I was kind of hoping that they would offer a Custom Security Authentication Key usb device, like the one that comes with the collector's edition, for sale before launch or perhaps shortly after. It would love to just slot in a USB authenticator and then just play.

Posted: Nov 7th 2011 9:32PM Eamil said

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I swear to God my bank account has less strict password requirements.

http://xkcd.com/936/

I would rather rely on really long words that only make sense to me than have to remember which letters I replaced with numbers or capitalized randomly. I've actually been using a password I got from Ogame's default random password generator years ago (the only one I've ever found easy to memorize, although I'm not even sure why) and it wouldn't satisfy this requirement because it doesn't have a capital letter. =\

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 12:46PM Mightylawngn0me said

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@Eamil

I use an app on my iphone called Mykeepass. It's basically just a password protected database that holds all your passwords for you. Iliminates the need to memorize more than one password at least.

It's 0.99 cents on the iphone, or you can DL it for free I think for the PC (If you have both you can sync them). I chose the phone so I'd always have it with me, and between my phone lock, and the ability to wipe all data remotely should it ever go missing I'm fairly comfortable with the security of it. Might not want to trhow your SIN or banking info on it but for things like video games it's a must have.
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Posted: Nov 7th 2011 9:59PM bigmike4sale said

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Way to use a screenshot from 2009 that's really outdated. There's tons of new ones on the site when you just click "screenshots." >.

Posted: Nov 8th 2011 1:43AM (Unverified) said

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uhm requesting people change their passwords more often does NOT give the same security as an authenticator as we have ALL seen time and time again that hacked game login servers were the cause of mass account losses over and over again. They are putting a flimsy bandaid on something that needs stitches.

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