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Old School RuneScape is taking aim at account security

You all have phones, right? Because you can use those to enable two-factor authentication for RuneScape, something that Jagex strongly encourages you to...
A bunny must jump.

Final Fantasy XIV offers a Shadowbringers-themed physical security token

Do you love having an authenticator but hate putting it on your phone? Because the Square-Enix account authenticator is coming back, but now...

Xbox’s Phil Spencer elaborates on community controls in the works to make Xbox Live less toxic

Jean-Paul Sartre's play "No Exit" provided us with the phrase "Hell is other people," and if you've dared to leave your mic or chat...

Black Desert Online locks (some) player accounts in the wake of data breach

Black Desert Online appears to be in the midst of an account-security fiasco, as a recent forum post from GM Rhotaaz has announced...
Still here!

AdventureQuest 3D details the fight against hackers deleting characters

On a list of unpleasant things occurring to players in any MMO, "getting your character deleted while you're still playing" is probably near the...
ROBOT ROCK - wait, can't play that song.

The Daily Grind: Have any of your MMO accounts ever been hacked?

For all I know, all of my authenticators are just placebos; I've never actually had an account get hacked. There are accounts I've lost...
On the other hand, it's possible that this is the price you pay for playing Fortnite

Fortnite fixes a bug that left all of the game’s players vulnerable

Let's start with the good news for this one, shall we? There's no firm evidence about how often Fortnite's newly fixed login bug was...

Town of Salem suffers database breach, compromising user data

The developers of indie deceit-and-deduction game Town of Salem received an unwelcome surprise upon returning from their holiday vacations, when they were informed...
I AM SO GREAT! *clap* I AM SO GREAT!

The Daily Grind: Do you have authenticators for your MMO accounts?

It never seemed to me like I had any need of an authenticator for World of Warcraft... until my wife's account got taken....
Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep

Fortnite on Android has lots of fake versions with malware, spyware, and so forth

Hey, remember when concerns were raised about Fortnite on Android not having any built-in security by avoiding the Google Play store? After...

Fortnite’s Android version shipped with huge security hole, but it’s OK now

Here's some really scary news if you were among the millions who installed Fortnite on an Android device from the game's website. Apparently...

CCP banned over 1800 EVE Online botters in January alone

If you've been paying any attention at all to EVE Online over the past few months, you know that the...
Dota 2

The Daily Grind: Where do you stand on Dota 2’s plan to require phone numbers for competitive play?

Last week, Valve announced that in order to compete in ranked play, Dota 2 players will be required to register a unique...

Meta: Cloudbleed security notice for our Patreon users

Cloudflare DNS announced this morning that it suffered a security incident over the last few months that could affect a vast swath of...
ArcheAge

Trion Worlds responds to Reddit allegations over ArcheAge website security

Early this morning, a first-time Reddit poster alleged that he or she had run a "basic web security evaluation" on Trion World's...

EVE Online moves toward email verification

Heads up, space jockeys: An additional layer of account security is heading to EVE Online with this month's Ascension expansion. CCP announced...

Hacker breaks into APB: Reloaded CM’s account, goes on minor crime spree

APB: Reloaded's community manager learned the hard way about the importance of account security, as her account was hacked over the weekend. "Yes,...

Blizzard introduces an incredibly simple one-button authenticator

When it comes to safety, people often weigh the security of taking preventive measures against the annoyance of having to use them. The more...

PSA: Steam suffers a serious malfunction [Updated]

Steam suffered a severe malfunction today, as users are reporting that they have logged into the service only to have access to others'...

Flameseeker Chronicles: Guild Wars 2 account security advice

Veteran MMO players the whole world over can recount at least a second-hand tale of some poor soul opening his or her favourite MMO one...

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