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#1 Aug 22 2009 at 7:06 AM Rating: Decent
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As someone who will be playing it at school, home and possible other places, I would really like an option register a few locations with SE from the start.

Why?

Because that'll keep me off flagging lists for having accessed from two different places that are 70 miles apart in one day (I HAVE seen people be banned/suspended from both XI and WoW for this).

Anyone else think they'd benefit from this system?
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#2 Aug 22 2009 at 7:49 AM Rating: Excellent
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I dont want any sort of IP flagging at all, because I am constantly being assigned a new one by my ISP on a daily basis.
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#3 Aug 22 2009 at 1:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, ip flagging is a bad idea. MAC flagging though..? If it's optional I think that'd be great. i.e. If you only want your account to be accessed from a certain computer, you register the MAC and bam, only your computer can get in. I feel like this would be a good idea to prevent the hacking of accounts. Also, this could make it easier to sign in. If it see's you're registered on that computer, you only have to type a basic password and your in, but if you aren't, maybe there's another validation step.

I think this would be good, because I know getting your account hacked after you've worked pretty hard for stuff.. sucks, bad. This'd be a nice option.

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It really wouldn't be flagging, I guess. More like a whitelist.

Edited, Aug 22nd 2009 5:01pm by TheShadowWalker
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#4 Aug 23 2009 at 1:17 AM Rating: Default
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TheShadowWalker wrote:
Yeah, ip flagging is a bad idea. MAC flagging though..? If it's optional I think that'd be great. i.e. If you only want your account to be accessed from a certain computer, you register the MAC and bam, only your computer can get in. I feel like this would be a good idea to prevent the hacking of accounts. Also, this could make it easier to sign in. If it see's you're registered on that computer, you only have to type a basic password and your in, but if you aren't, maybe there's another validation step.

I think this would be good, because I know getting your account hacked after you've worked pretty hard for stuff.. sucks, bad. This'd be a nice option.

EDIT
It really wouldn't be flagging, I guess. More like a whitelist.

Edited, Aug 22nd 2009 5:01pm by TheShadowWalker


MAC flagging is the worst idea ever, if you change your hardware (if you buy or upgrade) you need to file in a new MAC (extremely annoying for me who change/buy new hardware very often) to be able to play. If you can set the MAC yourself in your account management then whoever has hacked you will change it so that he can play himself. If it needs to be done by SE and can't be changed threw account management then it will be a huge and massive burden on the support department of millions of people wanting assistance on daily basis because they have changed their hardware in some way that their MAC change.

So gain, **** NO to MAC checks.


PS: Also the SE support departement isn't exactly fast going by their past record, so scrap this MAC idea please.



Edited, Aug 23rd 2009 5:19am by Maldavian
#5 Aug 23 2009 at 1:41 AM Rating: Good
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IP registration and MAC flagging has so much potential for disaster that this probably wasn't even considered.
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#6 Aug 23 2009 at 5:53 AM Rating: Good
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IP registration and MAC flagging has so much potential for disaster that this probably wasn't even considered.


MAC flagging? That information doesn't even go past the first router.
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#7 Aug 23 2009 at 7:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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for security just make it very irritating to change info/password. IF you try to change it prompt them with Name,alternate Birthdate with age ,Address,last 4 digits of CC, Address of CC,exp date, card auth code, and 1 of the 5 set security questions... Birth city, ect....

this definately wouldn't stop people from being hacked and looted but it would prevent the hacker from changing the info no way he could know all the info especially on the easily changing answers a simple measure that most banks and other establishments use.
#8 Aug 23 2009 at 1:58 PM Rating: Decent
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Good points. My OP was just in the case of IP flagging in the first place (I don't want to suggest they DO do it).

The biggest issue with security is that there is ALWAYS an additional burden on the user. I can't think of a single system that didn't **** me off in some way. Authenticators are good, but they come at an additional cost and you are screwed if you lose it.

At least FFXIV is coming out after companies have been winning battles against currency-sellers. That'll at least give them more support, even if it doesn't amount to much.

I wonder if the PS3 can be used to increase security in some way? Like, linking your account (completely optional) to the system? That way, your account cannot be accessed from any other? Kinda like the above Mac idea, but not so harsh because people rarely upgrade the PS3 hardware.

However, this does make it more annoying if your PS3 fries. And it doesn't increase security for PC or PS3/PC users at all...

Hmmm...
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#9 Aug 24 2009 at 10:12 AM Rating: Decent
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MAC flagging is the worst idea ever, if you change your hardware (if you buy or upgrade) you need to file in a new MAC (extremely annoying for me who change/buy new hardware very often) to be able to play. If you can set the MAC yourself in your account management then whoever has hacked you will change it so that he can play himself. If it needs to be done by SE and can't be changed threw account management then it will be a huge and massive burden on the support department of millions of people wanting assistance on daily basis because they have changed their hardware in some way that their MAC change.

So gain, **** NO to MAC checks.


PS: Also the SE support departement isn't exactly fast going by their past record, so scrap this MAC idea please.
You change your NIC on a regular basis?

I guess the problem with MAC checks would be how the server could actually read your MAC. Whatever, though.. Just an idea. I don't see what the big deal of it would be though. My main point was that it should certainly be optional. If you're someone who consistently changing your NIC, for.. whatever reason, you don't have to do it.
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and I will find my way to the front door
like a soldier crawling through the smoking carnage.
smoldering bodies at my feet,
I'd love to stick around, but I've got someone to meet.
and I will put my best foot forward.
and I'll thank god I made it out of there
on the day when my new friends come.
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