Fanfest is on; EVE to have a key-fob authenticator.
EVE Fanfest has kicked off the first day with a large number of bloggers and #tweetfleet members among the number of eager EVE fans attending the event up in Iceland.
Not me though.
Attempting to keep afloat of the pictures and information coming through my twitter feeds, I saw a tweet that most definitely caught my attention. I then proceeded to click a link in the tweet.
Here’s a picture: http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8183/dsc00285ko.jpg
Looks like EVE will allow an optional account authenticator to be used to log-in.
Here’s a quick Q+A on the information I have so far:
What does this thing do?
The authenticator will generate a code (which will likely expire shortly) when the button is pressed. This code must then be entered along with your normal account username and password in order to log in.
What if I don’t want one?
Probably between $7-8, though don’t quote me on that (I grabbed that from the forum)
I have multiple accounts!
Word on the floor is that the authenticators will work on a one-to-many basis, so one fob can be used for multiple accounts!
Apparently the ability to “right click -> report bot” (a la report isk-spammers) is coming SoonTM.
I’ll be updating with any interesting Fanfest news when I get it.
Until then, make sure to check out the tweetfleet for people tweeting news, as well as the forums.
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