New layer of account security availableAuthor: Dugas | Filed under: News
Another way to protect your account has been introduced by Blizzard today. When activated, the ‘Dial-In Authenticator’ will monitor your logins. Any login attempts that are ‘out of the ordinary’ will be noted. When such a login attempt occurs, you will need to call Blizzard and provide a security code to get into the game. What exactly an out of the ordinary logon attempt is remains somewhat unclear, but an example is given – you log on from a different location.
Its free, it only works with US accounts for the time being and I suggest reading through the FAQ to see what exactly this entails before activating it.
Similar to the Battle.net Authenticator and Mobile Authenticator application, the Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator is an optional tool that provides an additional layer of security against unauthorized account access. The Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator is not a physical token or application run on a mobile device, however. Instead, it is a free opt-in service that will actively monitor an account and request additional authorization from the user when a potentially unauthorized login attempt occurs. (Pretty cool, huh?)
If you sign up for the Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator, you will be asked to make a toll-free phone call from a specific phone of your choosing to authorize unusual login attempts with the associated Battle.net account. Please note that you will only be asked to make this phone call when something about your login attempt appears out of the ordinary. For example, if you were to log in from a location from which you do not typically play, you may be asked to call in and provide your selected PIN and a unique, single-use security code before access to the account will be granted.
Sign-up and use of the Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator is completely free and is currently compatible with World of Warcraft and Battle.net Account Management logins. So, what are you waiting for? To learn more about this service and find out how you can take your account’s security to the next level, check out the Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator FAQ today.