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3-30-2009 @ 11:16AM
With the new mobile authenticator app, which is free....is it a requirement for the user to have an existing authenticator already set on their account to use or do iPhone users for some reason get a fully functional authenticator for free (which would be pute BS)? Also, any word if a BlackBerry version will ever be made available?
3-30-2009 @ 11:18AM
There is no requirement to have had a hardware authenticator prior to using the mobile authenticator app. Think about it this way... the software is free, you're paying for the hardware, by either paying $7 for the keyfob, or $300 for the iPhone.
3-30-2009 @ 11:19AM
Casinos? Wow, that brings me back...
3-30-2009 @ 11:20AM
@BillDoorI was under the impression you needed the serial number from the authenticator to activate the program on the iPhone. I believe it was in the article about it on this site.So yes, you do need a physical authenticator. It's not like Google makes profit from the $300 iPhone.
3-30-2009 @ 11:22AM
Oh wow, I think I'm actually wrong about this.https://us.battle.net/account/support/mobile-authenticator.xml?rhtml=y
3-30-2009 @ 11:47AM
You do not need a hardware (the $6 one) authenticator to use the iPhone one. The iPhone app starts up and shows you a serial number that you enter on the website to initialise it. It's randomly generated, and you can reset it UNTIL you enter it on the website. After that, if you uninstall the app, reset the serial number or have to reset your phone and lose the app for any reason you'll be on the phone with Blizz.
3-30-2009 @ 4:09PM
What is so special about the iPhone? Why can't we have a PC-based authenticator?
3-30-2009 @ 5:43PM
@SchadowI think the point is, its a seperate unit. Not much point having an authenticator on your PC if your PC is riddled with key loggers, The key loggers would have access to the autenticator software...See the problem there? besides i think they are intending to add support to other devices, but given the popularity of the iPhone, and the fact its a stable bit of hardware (not a variety of different phones it could potentially run on if it were say Java based) Its probably a good testbed to run the app on.
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