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8-24-2009 @ 9:12AM
Eh, If the authenticator on average lasts for "at least" 7 years there is no reason to worry about battery life. I bought one but after entering codes in for a few days i got annoyed and took it off my account.. i mean i've been playing for over 4 years and have never been hacked so ya. Anyway WoW wont be around in another 7 years i would guess or at least it will not be as relevant.
8-24-2009 @ 9:16AM
O Noes, Blasphemy!
8-24-2009 @ 9:38AM
If entering an 8-digit code when you logon is an annoyance that makes you cast the authenticator aside, you must have a pretty bland life.
8-24-2009 @ 9:48AM
re: MechaChef.We use two token authentication for our medical systems where I work. Doctors complain about having to enter their Username/Password AND their codes. To the point where we have had Doctors stop practicing here.So, yeah, some people are unwilling to add any level of complexity to their lives.
8-24-2009 @ 10:38AM
The husband and I bought authenticators at the same time. His died after about a year of use and mine's still going strong. However, his died on a weekend and we was unable to get anyone to fix it until Monday. He was barely able to contain the shakes until he could log into his account again. :)
8-24-2009 @ 11:16AM
I can't speak for the mobile authenticators, but as far as the ipod touch/iphone app is concerned, it's a pain. I mean, I've literally missed out on getting my WG tokens after fighting for 20 min. and then right before we win, disconnecting and having to turn on the stupid ipod touch, which takes forever, then starting the app, which also takes a while, then resyncing. It's inconvenient, but i suppose that's the price you pay for added security. After all, firewalls are a bit of a pain, but they've become a necessity and we've all grown accustomed to them. same thing with anti-virus software. for a non-security related example, try daily bathing. Sure it's annoying to wake up earlier in the morning to take a shower, but if you don't do it, you're a disgusting person and should be ashamed of yourself.
8-24-2009 @ 12:42PM
You don't need to resync every time you start the app.I usually just leave my iPhone sitting on my desk, turned off, with the Authenticator app running.
8-24-2009 @ 12:48PM
That's right. You only need to sync once, or if it gets out of sync for some weird reason. And why do you turn it off? I keep it in a cradle near my computer. All I have to do is unlock the screen and away I go.If it's this complicated for you, maybe you should buy a authenticator instead.
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