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Ancient Legion > Official Runescape News > 10 - July - The Jagex Anti-Hack System

Posted by: King Arthur Jul 12 2009, 11:25 PM
10th July 2009 - The Jagex Anti-Hijack System

While Jagex is a clear industry leader in making our games and infrastructure secure, some of our players’ personal computers have proved vulnerable to account hijacking in the form of viruses, key loggers, phishing websites or players simply revealing their Jagex password. Given these challenges, we are determined that your account remains secure at all times, even if your personal computer has been compromised or somebody else knows your password. We think we have found a solution to these problems: the Jagex security key.

This key looks a bit like a USB dongle, which you will be able to put on your key ring or store in a secure location. The key will reveal a six to eight-digit code that changes every few seconds and is completely unique to you. Type this code into a Jagex login page and you will be able to guarantee that you are secure from any hijacking attempt.

For the techies out there, the key is an ‘Enterprise two-factor authentication solution’. We’re really enthusiastic about its potential to stop hijackers and phishing sites in their tracks, but since this will require significant investment and resources, we aren’t going to make any final decisions without talking to you first. We would like you to head over to the poll system, on the left-hand side of the RuneScape front page, and answer two questions: would you be interested in buying one of these security keys, and what is the most you would be willing to pay?

With the Jagex security key, we would be so confident that your account is secure that we could consider adding expanded bank space to those accounts that are protected by the Jagex security key.

NOTES – it would not be compulsory to buy the security key. It would be an optional means for you to keep your account genuinely secure. The Jagex security key would be available to all countries for a single one-off price. The security key would be available to both free players and members.

While we are enthusiastic about the Jagex security key, there are still a number of variables that could determine whether we can roll this out, ranging from technical challenges and, naturally, players' interest in the device.

Please give us your feedback in the Jagex Store Feedback forum.

Mark Gerhard

Posted by: King Arthur Jul 12 2009, 11:26 PM
> IMO, I can't beep2.gif believe that!
> So now if I want more bank space I'd have to pay $10? Jagex really slipped on that move.... no1.gif no1.gif

Posted by: Tomas_Speed Jul 13 2009, 02:11 AM
Another attempt of Jagex to make even more money... happy.gif

Posted by: wardawg0100 Jul 16 2009, 04:38 PM
its outrages that you have to pay to have a safe account. They should just make it safe anyhow. They are just looking for money here. It does suck to be hacked. sad.gif

Posted by: Donovan Kays Jul 16 2009, 07:14 PM
Common sense > Jagex Anti-Hack System o.O

Posted by: Joga Bonito Jul 20 2009, 02:26 PM
What a brutal marketing scheme...I think they have something like this in WoW lol...

So what does this do anyways? It changes your password every few seconds?

What if you're typing it in and it changes Lol...frustration!

No really can someone expand.

Posted by: naruto o14 Jul 26 2009, 01:08 PM
Thats crazy do they want us to pay for everything now there just trying to make more money.

Posted by: hes 123 Jul 28 2009, 05:29 AM

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