This will help protect our accounts from this end; not only our profiles where name changes, email communication and authenticator is keep, if the hijacker can come into this end easily there is no stopping him logging in-game.
It would be easier at this stage to workout the login at this end, once that's done they can see a partial email, authenticator at there finger tips. I feel you need good security throughout the website not just in-game. The forums is a huge security risk for accounts at risk.
I don't really know what you're trying to say. How would hiding your username / login email on the website prevent a hijacker from gaining access to your account?
I am no expert. All I know the better the security the safer you are. And I am shocked that the security in the RSOF hasn't got the same measures as in-game. I just feel it has the same importance.
You partially hide our email in our accounts <- why for this and not for logging into RSOF??
- You are logging into RSOF and someone walked in on you and see's the information - your email address, your username which may be different than your in-game name which is extra security - not all family members, flatmates, boarders, workmates etc are honest.
I just feel the whole of RS should have good security, not just partial.
I read your post, I still feel there is a good reason for the forums to have the option to hide your username, it's not much to have this option installed, it's not going to upset anything. All forms of security is a bonus and this would be a bonus.
They have now brought in capacha not just for players that make mistakes at login, it's actually used as a login measure.
I want my name hidden. If you are out in public on your phone, you can see everything on a persons phone that is sitting in front of you, it would be nice to have this option. As I said above post you partially hide our email in our accounts <- why for this and not for logging into RSOF??
^ yes I understand all that and this is one of the reasons they should have the option to hide our usernames when we log in - they do it in-game as an option, the option should be here in the forums too.
UrekMazinosaid: But the hiding option does literally nothing? As Hmm mentioned, for most websites, usernames are public information, covering it isn't going to make it less public. This kind of cover up only hides it from other people who are viewing your screen. I have two usernames on some of my accounts, a log in name and a user name <- this is a forum of security. Most if not all players would not know my login name - They only know my user name/s I have used over the years I have played RS. Unless I have something tracking my every move on my pc/phone or Jagex has given information away, no one would know the login name - not having it hidden is jeopardising this.