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6-27-2011 @ 9:42PM
Regardless of whether or not this new system is as secure as it was before in terms of hackers, I would still like the option to keep having to enter in my authenticator number. I feel more secure knowing that without a doubt no one can access my account. Sure, I have all the common sense safeguards in place - no one knows my password and my computer is locked down, but you just never know. What if I play WoW at a friend's house for a few days? I don't like the idea that he could get into my account after I leave if he guesses the password or has a keylogger - and changing the password all the time is a much better PITA than entering in a few numbers each time I log on. Then there are the other reasons people have mentioned - vindictive people, easy child account control, etc. Yes I know parents should learn to use the parental controls but I have seen those, and let's face it, they are a PITA because it really only works if you put your child on a schedule - for most parents, they don't want to have to log into the website and change parental control settings several times a day when it's much easier to reward or punish their child on the spur of the moment by handing them the authenticator or taking it away. I really hope blizzard will let us opt out.
6-27-2011 @ 9:43PM
*much BIGGER PITA, not better, oops.
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