Not one to All Caps a title but this is pretty important.
According to Sims Community, there's a pretty nasty scam going on where someone (or some group) is hijacking Origin Accounts then giving them away (with all packs/games) as a "friendly gesture".https://simscommunity.info/2019/05/10/secure-your-account-malicious-origin-account-giveaways-have-started-surfacing/
Check your account, change your password, enable two-factor authentication (so if you log in from a different computer you'll have to enter a code sent to your phone or email), and unlink from Origin any credit cards (sure, it's a hassle to have to enter your card number every time you make a purchase, but better a few extra keystrokes than to have your card pilfered).
then giving them away (with all packs/games) as a "friendly gesture".
you can give your packs away from our origin accounts?
I have noticed origin asking me to confirm who I am whenever i try to login to this website using a friends phone.
this is worrying
If the hackers are making it to the 2-factor stage, they already know your password.
This. It would be smart to change your password, whether you like it or not. Come up with a new one you like. Write it down, so you don't forget. If they are at the authorization, they know your password.
Obviously. Not changing it; I like my password, lol. As long as they can't get in, I don't care. I have different passwords for other sites, so I'm not concerned about the possiblity of them using it elsewhere.
What is there to like about a password that isn’t secure?
tbh you're asking for them to get in with this.
Really? Are they coming to take my phone? What's the point of two-point authorization if it doesn't work.
You're an grown adult (I'm assuming, if not, you are still in control of your own decisions) if you choose not to change your password, that's one you, but I hope you wouldn't be one of those people that will be complaining that EA didn't do enough to protect your account when they do finally get in. I guess the term of 'hacker' doesn't register with you. Two-factor isn't bullet proof. It's suppose to be a warning system to alert the user to change their password and better protect their account. It's as much your responsibility to keep your account safe as it is EA's.
There is already a tool out there capable of bypassing 2FA. As @ChelleJo said, it’s not bulletproof.
Nothing is bullet-proof, so why are you all bothering? Why do any of this if a hacker can get in anyway??? It's not the first password I've ever had. I've changed passwords many times for many reasons. I'm just choosing not to change it this time. I'll let you know how it goes.
So? If they've gotten all of my previous passwords, you think they can't get the next one? And the next one? And the one after that? So I'm relying on the additional security measures. Either it'll work, or it won't. That's all.
I actually waited before adding two-factor because I'm tired of changing passwords and just don't care to continue. I'll get my account back if I need to.
It does work most of the time, but that doesn’t mean it will work 100% of the time always. In the event that your account is compromised, good luck getting it back without a mandatory password change.
Not necessarily. There are any number of factors that could play into one password being hacked where another is not.
How strong is one compared to another? How many times was one used online compared to another, where was it entered, and over what duration of time? How were the passwords stored/encrypted? What was the interval between password changes?
Anyway, I think we were just trying to help. But if you don’t want to hear it, that’s perfectly fine.
not everyone is so careless, that's why.
I'm fully aware of the risks. I'd rather do that when necessary than have to change it every day.
yes, when you have unusual activity on your account, it's time to change. It does not happen every day. I didn't rea one post here saying you need to change it every day.
Um, okay? So, what happens when a hacker gets into your account anyway? You'll have to contact EA just like I would. Only difference is you kept changing your password to 'stay safe,' although multiple people in this thread are admitting that none of it is all that safe.
How do you know it doesn't happen every day to me? Or every week, or every month? Our experiences will not be the same.
Regardless, it's too often as I have hundreds of accounts spanning approx. 15 years of websites. I choose my battles. If there is unusual activity on my bank account, I'm changing that one immediately.
If you are getting two-factor alerts every day then you have a serious problem somewhere. Are you sharing your account with someone? Online? Hackers don’t just guess your password they get it from you, one way or another. You should always have anti-virus software on pc.