BioWare Issues Password Security Upgrade Mandate on SWTOR.com
Many of you may have gotten an email today (or several, depending on how many accounts you have,) from BioWare indicating that you may need to reset your password for your SWTOR.com account. Rest assured that these emails were legitimate, as BioWare Senior Community Manager Stephen Reid Tweeted today:
@Rockjaw Yes, we sent out password reset emails today. We’re beefing up security reqs. Check #SWTOR.com for details.
However it’s never a bad move to go directly to the site instead of clicking on any link in an email itself.
But why exactly are they making us do this, and who has to? Read on…
To make sure that all accounts comply with our new security measures, members of the Star Wars: The Old Republic community who created accounts on StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com on or before October 21st, 2011 will be required to reset their password in order to meet with these new standards. Those members who created an account after October 21st, 2011 will not receive an email and do not need to update their passwords.
There’s an entire news post that you can go check out on SWTOR.com on the matter right here, and we suggest you do to put your mind at ease.