Entropia News: Two-Factor-Authentication-Update

Discussion in 'Entropia News' started by EP-Newsbot, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Two Factor Authentication Update

    In our recent State of the Universe Address, we announced plans to release a new two-factor authentication system later this year:

    MindArk is developing a new two-factor authentication system that will gradually replace the Gold Card Security System currently in use. This new system will be released as an app for popular mobile platforms for all Entropia Universe participants.

    This announcement sparked lots of speculation and discussion on community forums, so we wanted to clarify several points to address some of the concerns raised by participants.

    1. Account security is MindArk's highest priority; any new security option that is made available to participants will make Entropia Universe accounts more secure, not less.
    2. MindArk will continue to support the existing Gold Card Security System for participants already using the system, including after the release of the planned mobile two-factor authentication system described in the State of the Universe Address.
    3. Eventually the Gold Card Security System may no longer be offered for purchase in the future, though again, participants already using that system may continue to do so.
    4. The authentication system included in the planned Entropia Universe mobile application will natively integrate Google Authenicator, a well proven, highly secure industry-standard two-factor authentication solution.

    Rest assured that the security of Entropia Universe accounts is our highest priority. Our development team looks forward to offering increasingly more secure and flexible tools for Entropians to keep their accounts secure in the future.

  2. Mega

    Mega Chaotic Good

    I think I need to replace my somewhat worn out 2008 gold card which is now unreliable due to its age because the alternative of using an App horrifies me.

    The human memory seems to only average 6 months before some (many?) forget why "some things should not be forgot"


    Quite honestly, if others want to use an App, you go right ahead.
    You want to use contactless payment cards (£30 with no PIN number, no signature, no proof you didnt mug someone in the street for it) you go right ahead. My cards will never be contactless, although a mugger would be insane to try anyway.

    I want to keep my Gold Card and I want 6 months notice of when it will no longer be supported so I can say goodbye to everyone in this universe.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2016
  3. Mega

    Mega Chaotic Good

    I am sorely tempted to go to 12 on the "I am angry about this" scale.

    but being banned from one forum is enough.

    No wait, I have one last thing that I didn't mention in case Mindark is reading, because when I say something I really mean it.

    GoldCard replacement?

    You can shove it!

    Unambigous statement. See also Windows 8 Start button removal for popularity.
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2016

  4. But hey, its a well proven, highly secure industry-standard :johnbates:
  5. Mega

    Mega Chaotic Good

    Oh thats ok then, what a relief.

    (And people think that I'm crazy? :confused: )
  6. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    To be honest, I don't see any reason to get angry. If they continue supporting the gold cards out there, this won't affect you until your card or reader breaks down. Other gaming companies have done similar things (like the battle.net authenticator).

    How/why would this make you angry?
  7. gotta agree, the new system should be ok... gold card standard is pretty old... same thing type of system that dish network used to use before hackers found a way around it many years ago... to be honest, a free app that won't cost to be replaced like the gold cards were will be a nice addition.
  8. Having the reader on your table feels more secure then sending various numbers through the internet,
    where you know, that people try to hack & steal every single day.

    Just my opinion, based on various expereince.
  9. Tass

    Tass Administrator

  10. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    Repairing broken or unreliable GCR's 1000ped... <-- kidding
  11. Mega

    Mega Chaotic Good

    I think the day my GoldCard / Reader finally wear out is my message to find another virtual reality.

    Depends who becomes President obviously! :jaded1:


    3 weeks to find out eh? :tongue (2):
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. "Fake Paragon Charlatan" - what a great avatar (president) name would that be ? :'D
  13. Mega

    Mega Chaotic Good

    Like it McCormick! (as always!) :beerchug:

    How long before someone creates it?

    New name for this contest (assuming 3 contenders) could possibly be:

    Fame Gain Bane

    (c) Mega March 2016 :tongue (2):
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