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Final Fantasy XIV and XI now support more authenticator software for one-time passwords

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If you want to enable a one-time password for your Square-Enix account to access Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XI, or both? That's a good...

Pokemon Go adds even more winter events, hints that Kanto is just the start of the tour

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Gather around, trainers: Have you heard of Mr. Rime? The new version Pokemon's Mr. Mime got a Galar regional variant that also evolves, and...
Old and busted.

Old School RuneScape is taking aim at account security

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

Final Fantasy XIV offers a Shadowbringers-themed physical security token

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

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

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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

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

AdventureQuest 3D details the fight against hackers deleting characters

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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?

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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

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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 actually...

Town of Salem suffers database breach, compromising user data

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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 that...
I AM SO GREAT! *clap* I AM SO GREAT!

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

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

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

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

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

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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 the...

CCP banned over 1800 EVE Online botters in January alone

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

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

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

Meta: Cloudbleed security notice for our Patreon users

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

Trion Worlds responds to Reddit allegations over ArcheAge website security

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

EVE Online moves toward email verification

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

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

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

Blizzard introduces an incredibly simple one-button authenticator

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

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