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A Reminder About Password Security (04/27/2011)Follow

#1 Apr 28 2011 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
This is an important reminder for customers with either PlayOnline accounts or Square Enix Accounts.

In the event that another company's online service experiences a data breach, use of the same name and password across multiple services could lead to an unknown third party gaining unauthorized access to your accounts.

Accordingly, we advise that you take extra precautions to protect your Square Enix Account. In order to maximize security, we would like to remind you of the following password management practices:

* Do not use the same password for multiple online services
* Do not use repeated strings of characters, phone numbers, birth dates, or other similar information in your password
* Change your password regularly
* Do not use programs that put you at risk of malware
* Do not open emails or files when you do not know who sent them, and
* Do not access suspicious websites

By using a Square Enix Security Token with your Square Enix Account, you can greatly decrease the likelihood that your account will be compromised. We strongly recommend that you begin using one if you are not already doing so.

See the below URL for more information about Security Tokens.

Customers with accounts for FINAL FANTASY XIV and FINAL FANTASY XI linked to the same Square Enix account will have access to both games restricted and receive a “Unauthorized connection to server detected” message when trying to access PlayOnline in the event that their FINAL FANTASY XIV login is restricted. Square Enix accounts that use security tokens, however, will never have their logins restricted.

Under this new system, once login has been restricted, an email notification will be sent to the primary email address registered to the Square Enix Account. This email will contain instructions on how to remove the login restriction. Players will be asked to reset their passwords and log in again.

About Login Restriction

Thank you for your cooperation in helping us protect your personal information and data.
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#2 Apr 28 2011 at 8:27 AM Rating: Good
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I wonder what could have prompted this! ;)

I'd also like to remind Square Enix that they should salt and encrypt my data so if THEY get breached, even if stolen my data is more hassle than worth. Security is two way, after all!

Edited, Apr 28th 2011 11:36am by Kordain
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#3 Apr 28 2011 at 9:19 AM Rating: Good
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SE: lol@Sony.

Yes encrypt our data. Please keep our information safe too!

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#4 Apr 29 2011 at 5:50 AM Rating: Decent
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I was thinking today to change all my passwords, indeed . Sounds like I will, except the forums ones haha
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#5 Apr 29 2011 at 7:13 AM Rating: Good
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By using a Square Enix Security Token with your Square Enix Account, you can greatly decrease the likelihood that your account will be compromised. This is all Lawyer speak you have to be extremely paranoid to change even a couple of your passwords regularly.

#6 May 02 2011 at 1:01 AM Rating: Decent
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An important yet easily forgotten thing:

Change your PW ONLY on a CLEAN computer.

as long as your computer is infected, your new password will be stolen at the same time you put it in.
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#7 May 02 2011 at 6:19 PM Rating: Decent
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No offense but who the **** would hack a FF14 account....

Edited, May 2nd 2011 8:19pm by spitfiredd1

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