I like added security, don't get me wrong. But I'm not sure what everyone is asking for? Or if they know what it would mean when implemented?
Right now, we already have a form of two-factor authentication in PTCGO. It's our Username, which is, or should be, different than our Screen Name (nickname). It's a bit of information that nobody should know, unless we divulge it. Isn't that ultimately the problem, that people are somehow giving their Username out, whether it's sharing with others, a phishing scam, faked e-mail response, etc.?
Most real 2-step verification is done with hardware, whether it's a token, key fob, or even the chip on your debit card. Obviously, that's not going to work.
When it comes to software solutions, it can be as simple as personal questions. But that's what we already have with our Username. If we added a simple question into the mix (last 4 of our phone number, or a non-changing code), wouldn't the fake websites (or other problems) just incorporate this, divulging more personal information? Wouldn't the same people who already give out their Username (along with their password) still be prey?
The other commonly used methods of 2-step verification might be a real pain for us, or fairly difficult to implement. Are the game's servers reliable and advanced enough to do what Microsoft or Google do on a global scale? ...or would it become a source of aggravation?
With Microsoft, when you have it turned on, they send you a security code, either through e-mail or your phone. You have to check, and enter the security code.
With Google, the 2nd step is a security code sent by text (via your phone), a voice call, or their mobile app.
One of the problems I see for us would be having multiple devices. This complicates things dramatically, for both user and any System.
What exactly is everyone asking for with this request? Do we really want to check a second source, and enter an additional security code every time we play?
P.S. I'm just curious. Please forgive my lack of knowledge if I'm missing something.
Edited by RobRatt, 22 February 2018 - 07:44 AM.