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Posted by: Nathan at 11/12/2010 3:32 AM
If you've ever had your World of Warcraft account hacked you know the pain and shame of having you're second life taken away. Okay, that's a tad bit melodramatic. If you are worried about your WoW account's security and a username and password won't do, you now have a new option to keep account thieves at bay. The Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator is absolutely free and available now. The Dial-in Authenticator will detect suspicious activity on your account (ie being accessed from a unknown computer) and prevent a log-in unless your PIN and a randomly generate access number is given. To access your account from a new or different computer than you ussually use you would just need to call a toll free number provide some information. If you're interested in getting this extra protection hit up the Battle.net FAQ to find out how to sign up, or if you want to explore or authentication options for your account click here.


Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator Now Available by Blizzard Entertainment
Over the years, Blizzard has provided our customers with various tools and resources, such as the Battle.net Authenticator and Account Security Awareness pages, to help you keep your account information safe, secure, and in the right hands. As part of our ongoing commitment to account security, we’re happy to announce the release of a new account security feature, the Battle.net Dial-in Authenticator.
 
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.
 
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.