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WildStar offering a free mount to players with 2-step verification

Do you have 2-step verification on your WildStar account already? The team at Carbine Studios really wants you to, since the added layer of security helps ensure that no one steals your stuff. So you're getting a little added incentive starting on July 10th -- a free bike! The Retroblade mount is f...

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Secure both your WildStar account and cool bonuses with Google Authenticator

WildStar players making plans to jump into this weekend's headstart now have one more thing on their preparation list: to connect their accounts with Google Authenticator. Carbine Studios is offering several goodies for players that make their account extra-secure with Google's two-step authenti...

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Blizzard says beware of dangerous Trojan

If you play World of Warcraft, you might want to check for a dangerous new Trojan that is leading to compromised accounts. Blizzard warned customers that this Trojan, apparently brought on by a fake Curse client, can steal both the account information and the authenticator password, making even pla...

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Age of Wushu promises latency improvements and matrix authenticator

In a new set of questions and answers from the Age of Wushu community, Snail Games promised that North American players experiencing lag will soon see relief. "We are taking serious measures to solve the latency problems after escalation," the devs promised. "Server fixes are already on their way. ...

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Guild Wars 2 sells makeovers, explains authenticator issue

If you haven't been completely satisfied with how you styled your Guild Wars 2 character to look but don't have the heart (or time) to reroll, ArenaNet has a solution... for a price. The studio added two options to the game's cash shop that allow players to fiddle with their characters' visuals. ...

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Blizzard's response to authenticator lawsuit: 'Without merit'

A few days ago Massively reported that a class-action lawsuit had been brought by players against Blizzard Entertainment. The lawsuit claims that Blizzard's actions (and inactions) were forcing players to purchase physical authenticators for Battle.net. Today we've heard the response from the stu...

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Blizzard facing class-action lawsuit over Battle.net authenticators

World of Warcraft creator Blizzard Entertainment is on the receiving end of a class-action lawsuit filed this morning by players who allege that the company is unfairly forcing players to purchase Battle.net authenticators in order to keep their accounts secure. The two plaintiffs claim that i...

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Diablo III pulls trigger on NA real-money auction house

While Diablo III released weeks ago, Blizzard's held off from launching the game's controversial real-money auction house in North America for its own reasons. All must be good on the studio's end, however, because the auction house has gone live in the game as of today. Unlike the traditional...

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Blizzard denies Diablo III authenticator hacking claims

We've been following the mass reports of hackers bypassing passwords and authenticators to rob Diablo III accounts blind, and now we have a new twist on the story. While Blizzard confirmed "an increase in reports of individual account compromises," the studio says it has no hard evidence that hac...

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The Daily Grind: Do you use mobile authenticators?

A recent listener of the Massively Speaking podcast sparked a lively debate about the mobile authenticators that MMO companies are so fond of asking us to use as an extra layer of security for our accounts. He suggested that companies that encourage authenticators are doing so less for our securi...

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