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PSA - Always use authenticator

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leorosrouge
Oct Member 2019

leorosrouge

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I've been playing runescape since 2010. Out of the 3 accounts I've had 2 of them have been hacked or compromised in some way. I have had to make a new account again as my 2017 account was compromised leading to nasty surprise when I attempted to log a few days ago. My account was banned for something I never did during a time period where I was not playing runescape at all because I was studying for college exams. I have now set up an authenticator but I would be interested to know if there is an extra layer of security I can add to my account on top of the authenticator I am currently using.

13-Aug-2019 13:16:37

Rev The Wiz
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2017

Rev The Wiz

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leorosrouge said:
I have now set up an authenticator but I would be interested to know if there is an extra layer of security I can add to my account on top of the authenticator I am currently using.


• Authenticator enabled for your RuneScape account(s)
• Authenticator or some other form of verification enabled for your email(s) w/alerts!
• Bank pin - 4-digit / authenticator
• Alpha-numeric password (non-case sensitive)
• Use only one email associated with your RuneScape account and don't advertise it anywhere else (Example: Work, social media, daily personal use, etc.)
• Have a good anti-virus / malware software installed with bi-weekly scans
• Do not use third-party clients / add-on resources

The points above will dramatically reduce your chances of accounts being hijacked on RuneScape, and the rest is just pure common sense.
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13-Aug-2019 18:57:54

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The people who don't use it yet (that's 50% of all players according to Jagex) don't come on these forums until it's too late and they start complaining about it. I don't think it will make any difference. The Winner of September 2019's MUPAQ™ Award is
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14-Aug-2019 10:57:38

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