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Battle.net Authenticator Changes
Originally Posted by Zarhym (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
If you use an authenticator – and we hope you do – you may soon notice that an authenticator prompt may not appear with every login. We’ve recently updated our authentication system to intelligently track your login locations, and if you’re logging in consistently from the same place, you may not be asked for an authenticator code. This change is being made to make the authenticator process less intrusive when we’re sure the person logging in to your account is you.

We hope to continue improving the authenticator system to ensure the same or greater security, while improving and adding features to make having one a more user friendly experience. If you don’t already have a Battle.net Authenticator attached to your account, don’t wait until it’s too late - http://us.battle.net/en/security/checklist
This article was originally published in forum thread: Battle.net Authenticator Changes started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 410 Comments
  1. Spl4sh3r's Avatar
    Nice! I thought they would add another system like this though. I mean I read something about the phone authentication, where they would call you if you logged in on an odd location, guess they added that part to normal authenticators aswell which is nice.
  1. Imhullu's Avatar
    Seems like a risky move
  1. pixel's Avatar
    Do not want.
  1. TOM_RUS's Avatar
    Blizzard sucks.
  1. TOXIC TRIPP's Avatar
    first This helps for people who use them like I do
  1. Purplekitti's Avatar
    Going to reserve judgement on this one until I know how it works... A bit unsure though.
  1. Kotiria's Avatar
    I like it.
  1. darklenne's Avatar
    This is a great idea. I have an authenticator, and it is a pain in the ass sometimes, especially on those DC's mid raid combat. I only ever log in from home anyway, and it would be nice to think that if some thieving hacking arsehole ever did try to log my account, he is going to be asked for my code even when I am not. Brilliant.
  1. Finchel's Avatar
    hmm seems stupid...hubby and i log in from my brother & sister in laws computers often when we are visit his mother...I dont think this is a good idea, but w/e its blizzards choice.
  1. Fizzlethorpe's Avatar
    Because absolutely nothing can spoof an IP address.
  1. Exavie's Avatar
    Whyyyyy did i stop playing AFTER they implement this change?
  1. poachingbear's Avatar
    This new change is not liked by me at all. What if somebody managed to take my laptop when i wasnt looking? Accounts could be hacked soo easily, waste of an authenticator. And to save time when youre dc'd in a raid? It takes two seconds to enter in a SIX digit number...
  1. Mudkiper's Avatar
    Hope this has an opt out option.
  1. crazysmacker's Avatar
    hate to jump on the boat but i really don't like the idea. very risky

    now if it randomly asked for your authencator generated code when you log (like 50% does ask and 50% doesn't ask) then i'd be a bit more approving, just a bit.
  1. Purplekitti's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzlethorpe View Post
    Because absolutely nothing can spoof an IP address.
    I suggest you read these two Blizzard CS twitter posts that were already posted in the thread this blue post came from:

    http://twitter.com/#!/BlizzardCS/sta...93177147727872
    http://twitter.com/#!/BlizzardCS/sta...85048242651136

    This system is going to use much more than your IP address alone. That would be plain stupid.
  1. yorker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Finchel View Post
    hmm seems stupid...hubby and i log in from my brother & sister in laws computers often when we are visit his mother...I dont think this is a good idea, but w/e its blizzards choice.
    This changes nothing for you. You won't be asked to enter your authenticator code any more than you already do. If you're worried about your in-laws accessing your accounts, get better in-laws.

    This is a great change.
  1. Taiki420's Avatar
    Terrible. Every time I have friends over for a Raid (they bring their laptops to my place since I have the best internet) we're going to have to deal with crap.Or (OMG ACCOUNT SHARING) when a friend gets stuck in sw and cant log back in during peak times, I usually log them in and run them out of the city.As for me, entering 6 numbers isn't a hassle, and takes 5-10 seconds at most. Lazy Lazy.
  1. Kujja's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by poachingbear View Post
    This new change is not liked by me at all. What if somebody managed to take my laptop when i wasnt looking? Accounts could be hacked soo easily, waste of an authenticator. And to save time when youre dc'd in a raid? It takes two seconds to enter in a SIX digit number...
    Don't give your password to people then you have nothing to worry about? Anyway, if they take your laptop what's stopping them from taking your authenticator as well?
  1. Tilie's Avatar
    I don't want them to know where I am! O_o
  1. Needalight's Avatar
    Let me get this straight, your password can still get keylogged from your computer, (point a) but the other person can't use it to log in from point b?
    Considering how many people use the same password for almost every other service, how is this a good idea?

    JW..jw

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