I love stupid security.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:36 PM
I had to double-take when I read this.
SO HAY GUIZ, how bout I make all your logins require your display name??? SOUND GOOD??? EA is doin it, must be right, huh? LMAO.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:49 PM
Nope. But people sure will be taking display names and trying to hack accounts a lot more now lol.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:54 PM
Hacking = stopped.
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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:29 AM
Anyhow, I really cannot see the logic. In how far is a screen name for log-in in any way safer?
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:04 AM
If you try brute force attack, the account gets locked out.
Most people get hacked by email... most peoples email accounts are very insecure and easy to hack, then request a password reset to the hacked email.
If they don't know your email address, they can't try to get your password reset.. they can just try brute force attacks, and get your account locked out. That helps prevent more person specific directed attacks. Maybe they already sent that all in the clear? who knows...
If you really want security from them, they already offer a 2 factor ability if you opt in with a security key or phone app.
also, this is an increase in security simply because... logging in with the Display Name is not new. Right now you can log in with that or email address... they are removing the email option.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:32 AM
This is the best part of it. Someone hates you on the forum for (omg) posting a different opinion... they will take the "Display Name" and throw a dozen false passwords at it, then YOU have to deal with the unlocking proceedure... every single time you try to visit
Let the mayhem happen!
Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:02 AM
Let the mayhem happen!
They are asking for problems... yes.. I believe account log in names should not be public... but several other MMOs do the same things. Champions Online and Star Trek Online show everyone your user name everywhere, even in game... you switch characters and they still see your account name all the time, as well as on the forums.