Battle.net Compromised; Time to Play the Password Update Game

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on August 10th, 2012

Battle.net, the massive infrastructure that supports the online gaming and distribution components of Blizzard’s gaming empire, has been compromised. Read on for some tips and tricks to get your password security and practices up to snuff.

Unfortunately security breaches are all too common–the best defense is to use unique passwords for all services and do your best to avoid any cross-contamination between your accounts. You never want someone to gain access to your email and bank accounts because they gained access to your gaming account. Whether you’re worried because your account was compromised as part of the Battle.net security failure or you’re just realizing you use the same password too often, we’ve got you covered.

To get up to speed on best password practices, start by checking out our emergency guide: How To Recover After Your Email Password Is Compromised. While it’s the nuclear option of password updating, following the guide will increase your password security ten fold in a very short amount of time. In tandem with the prior guide, check out The How-To Geek Guide to Getting Started with LastPass. Between the tips in the first guide and the tools LastPass offers, you’ll be locked up tight in no time.

Important Security Update [Blizzard]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/10/12
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