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1-12-2010 @ 9:35AM
A few things about authenticators, and more specifically the mobile authenticator:- It generates one code each 30 seconds, and each code seems to be valid for about 45 seconds.- You can effectively clone the mobile authenticator if your phone allows you to mess with the java storage (like my cheap Chinese phone). I do find this useful, since I was able to backup my authenticator :)- The mobile authenticator can be downloaded to/used on unsupported phones, or even used on the computer (using a J2ME stack, such as KEmulator, MicroEmulator, or even the oficial J2ME from Sun). Instructions for getting the .jar archive you bought, and making it work with Android or Windows Mobile, can be fount at http://deathcoil.net/authguide.html .- There are attack vectors for cracking an authenticator-protected account; don't go lax on your security just because you have an authenticator.- While it's true you can potentially kick whoever logged into your account by logging yourself, keep in mind that the cracker might put something into his keylogger to make you unable to log; he could corrupt your game data files, add the game to your firewall, or even mess with your boot sector. If he could make you believe that you mistyped one code when the code is about to change (and he knows when the code will change, since all authenticators need to be in sync) he could even remove the authenticator from your account.
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