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FXIV Password security

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FXIV Password security
September 23rd, 2013, 4:06 am

There continues to be a stream of reports on the SE Tech support forum about user accounts that have been compromised or suspended. These stem from attempts to hack accounts. Third party websites have been compromised providing hackers with ways to guess passwords on accounts. If you have the One Time Password security toke (hardware or software version) you are protected against this. If not, I would urge you to get a token if you can.

However as a precaution I am suggesting that all Nekos change their password if they use that same password on any third party site - this one included. I would suggest using a password that does not include a name or other frequently used password. Include one or more numbers and capital letters, and make it longer than 8 characters.

Even if you have the security token and a strong password, hackers can still be a bother if they try to get into your account because their repeated attempts(and failures) could temporarily lock your account. So please be aware of your security.

In general I would suggest that the password on your SE (and also your PSN) account be different to your other passwords, and not just differing by a number. As long as your passwords are not easily related or similar it makes it harder for hackers to guess them.

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Re: FXIV Password security
September 25th, 2013, 7:17 am

Password 12 characters long, must contain at least 1 lower case letter, 1 upper case letter, 1 number, and 1 special character. Change it every 60 days. It's good enough for government work, so certainly good enough for FF14 right? :lol:

The security token thing... it's very easy to set up through a phone. The backup procedure is just as important to follow though, as you will need that set up to not lose your account should your phone get lost or stolen, or simply replaced even.
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