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    How to Protect Your Evony Account



    This is a re-post, but I figured it would get more views and be of more use in this section.
    Do you know what the two most common passwords in the world are?
    password
    1234...etc
    I've always asked myself how people could be so unintellgient as to use such obvious and poorly secure passwords. The most frequent answer I was given, was that they didn't know any better. They didn't know what a good password was, because no one had taught them.

    This thread's purpose is to educate you on that very thing, with a few other helpful tidbits.

    Quote Originally Posted by thehood (Additions in Orange)
    Ways to avoid account theft:

    1) If a player suggests that you install some type of software, like teamviewer or another remote desktop program, or to enable remote desktop on your computer, stop right there. Let them know you are fine with doing screen shots and will upload to a public photo share like photobucket.

    2) If a player asks you to trade your account for their's or whispers you asking for logins, deny them. They might promise you something good, but really they want something bad. That player's account might have already been compromised.
    Another thing to keep in mind is not to unwittingly give away your password questions. I've heard of a few people getting hacked through their email because random strangers start asking them questions about where they're from, do they have any pets etc.

    3) Remember to change your account password frequently. Even if your account was somehow compromised, you can lock out password stealers. In addition, make sure your email password is not the same as your evony account password, and that it is also changed frequently (Every four months). For that matter, all your accounts on the interwebz should have different passwords. In case one is compromised, there is no domino effect. It is also recommended that you create a gaming email. This way, sensitive information ($$$) is never in danger. On this note, it might also be valuable to connect a secondary email address to your Evony account. Just as a failsafe.

    4) Never log into your account from a remote connection or on a computer you do not trust. Key loggers are a very common form of piracy. A key logger stores all key strokes from your computer and logs it to a file or sends it to a remote location. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystroke_logging). Try to use a Virtual Keyboard when changing your password. They're a great way to reduce the risk of key-logging. (Example of Virtual Keyboard here)

    5) Always perform an anti-virus scan of your computer before you change your password. Once it comes up clean, then go ahead and change your password.
    The easiest way to protect your account, is to protect your password. Do NOT share it. It's against Evony rules and is the easiest way to compromise your account. (Keep in mind that Evony employees will never ask you for your password).


    Onto the most important part, your password itself. Here are some examples of BAD passwords:
    r1i2c3e4
    vault77
    bbbbbbbbb

    ...You get the idea.

    How to Make a Strong Password
    ***Do NOT use my password example(s). The point is for you to use a word/phrase that relates to you, so you won't forget it. Using mine is pointless.***

    • Make it as long as you can without making it hard to remember
    • Use symbols
    • Use numbers
    • Use upper/lower case letters

    I like to use a long word or a short phrase... For example:

    Sony Is Superior or Cheesecake

    I change the letters that look similar to symbols/numbers
    A = @ or 4 or ^
    I = 1 or !
    O = 0 (zero)
    S = $ or 5
    E = 3
    B = 8
    etc...
    On top of that I make all the non-changeable letters in the words 'Sony' & 'Cheese' to upper case, so I don't need to remember which letters are lower/upper. You should come up with something like this:

    $0NY1$$up3r10r or CH33$3c@k3

    And voila, you have yourself a strong password, that's easy to remember.

    Security codes are useful in some occasions... but the information i've already mentioned here is FAR more important. It's best to have them anyway, to buy yourself more time.

    I would also recommend saving your password(s) somewhere externally just in case you forget.

    If you'd like to do more reading, here are some links to posts by official Evony Staff about this subject:
    -Account Security Reminder 1
    -Account Security Reminder 2
    -Notice to Community: Password & Account Security


    Last edited by eric0095; 02-04-2013 at 03:04 PM.

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