Blizzard Removing Dial-In Authenticators This Month

Tom Hopkins

If you use a Dial-In Authenticator for you'll need to update your security options in the next two weeks.

Published on Jul 31, 2012

Blizzard has issued an alert to subscribers, advising Diablo 3, Starcraft and World of Warcraft players to remove the Dial-in Authenticator security measure in favour of the more recent Authenticator and Mobile Authenticator.

"Please note that we have removed the Dial-in Authenticator from our security options. If you’re currently using the Dial-in Authenticator, it will continue to work normally until August 15, 2012, at which point we’ll be removing it from any accounts that have it attached," reads the reminder.

Hit the link to find out how to remove it and get one of the newer security measures instead.

"We’re fully committed to account security, but please keep in mind that it’s ultimately a team effort," adds Blizzard. "While making use of the available security options can go a long way in helping to protect your characters and items, it’s also important to be aware of the other things you can do to help ensure your account is as secure as possible. Review our Account and Computer Security article for more information on email security, web browsing safety, critical software updates, and more."



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