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Details of RS Account Security with Authenticator Delay & Backup Codes

Time: 10/26/19

According to the official Runescape post, we have learned that Runescape account security will be strengthened via adding Backup Codes in 2020, which are proposed to avoid various issues due to Authenticator delay. With Backup Codes releasing, your Runescpe account will be safer than before.   

Authenticator delay with a number of issues 

Owing to all your common request of requiring additional security for the Authenticator, the changes of Authenticator has been delayed to you. But this delay can help you protect your Authenticator from being removed by someone with access to your email address. Meanwhile, a number of issues will also be coming:
1. You need to respond to any alerts during the delay period. 
2. Any designed email alert depends on an email being sent to your compromised email account. It's obvious that this alert can be deleted by whomever has control of your email account. 
3. If your email alert is deleted and you don't log in during the delay period, you will risk missing the alert. 
4. There is the added complication of the email that will be sent to your junk or spam folder potentially. 
5. If a hijacker gets into your account and sets their own Authenticator Delay, you will be kept out of the game for even longer.

New way to improve Authenticator security: Backup Codes

To avoid the issues mentioned above, The Player Support team proposes to take a different approach to improve Authenticator security: Backup Codes that will be added in 2020. You will receive a Backup Code during Authenticator setup and you must keep it in mind or a safe place since it will be used to remove your Authenticator if you no longer log in it. And although someone have access to your email addrress, your Runescape account will still be safe with this Backup Code. Please note that your Backup Code will only be used on Jagex website to remove your Authenticator. 
In addition, if you lose your Authenticator and Backup Code, please ask Player Support for help. But you will not be able to access your account until 72 hours or more for the strict processing. 

Let's look forward to the Authenticator improvements and Backup Codes together. Furthermore, please buy cheap RS3 gold from us constantly.

The RS3gold Team

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