Just a friendly reminder that Display Name Only Log In is Now Live. People are still debating if Display Name Only is more secure then email login, but they way I see it there’s now no link between your login name (Display Name) and your email address. If someone gets a hold of your swtor password, they still can’t get your email address because it’s obfuscated (shows up as firstname.lastname@example.org). That adds another obstacle for them to overcome to hijack your email address (the more important account imo). If someone has control of your email address, you have much bigger problems to worry about than just your swtor account.
Keep in mind that their security system has always been built around the assumption that the hacker already knows your username. They’re keeping things secure by using a combination of password and security questions/key.
Anyways, below is the news update from BioWare:
Display Name Only Log In Now Live – 04.02.2013
Beginning, today, April 2, 2013, logging in to the game or website will require your Display Name. Email addresses are no longer accepted; your Display Name is the only accepted option.
In case you forgot your Display Name, simply:
- Click on the “Log In” button at the top right hand corner of www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com.
- Click “Forgot your Display Name?”
- Enter the email address associated with your account.
- Click “Recover Display Name.”
- An automated email will be sent to the email address associated with your account. Your Display Name is within this automated email.
Also, a new process utilizing “One-Time Passwords” will be replacing the Security Questions and Answers previously requested during log in. This change will allow us to enable self-service recovery measures.
There are a few new ways to help you recover important account information faster and more efficiently in case you forgot or lost this information. Below are all the measures you can take:
- Self-service for “Forgot my Password”
- Self-service for “Forgot my Display Name”
- Self-service for “Lost my Security Key”
- Self-service for “Remove my Security Key”
- Self-service for “Change my Security Key”
These changes increase the security of our game authentication system, which helps to keep the game protected from many security threats including account takeovers.