New Authenticator Changes…

Quote from the Battle.Net Sticky Post:

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 Authenticator attached to your account, don’t wait until it’s too late –

I don’t like it, but it’s for the “greater good.” My first response when I logged in this morning was “Oh my goodness, was my account hacked?!” I frantically logged onto my Battle.Net account, and was relieved when it asked for my authenticator code. I wish they posted something in-game about this, because I don’t check the World of Warcraft website every chance I get. When WoW asks for my authenticator code, it gives me a sense of security. Of course, now it’ll be less annoying to log onto my account; especially since I’ve been having disconnection issues every time I switch to a different toon. Some people in the sticky post have commented on an “always ask for code” option, and I’m hoping they do add this in the future. Blizzard probably won’t, seeing as the whole point of removing the authenticator option was to make it “less intrusive” from Keyloggers. It’s possible though! If enough of Blizzard’s customers complain, they will fix it to their customers’ satisfaction!


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