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There is a reason they were voted one of the worst companies here.
Because angry gamers and 4chan voted for them on a consumer review website?
Edited by AbdullahG - 11/15/12 at 1:15pm
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Better not open Origin then? :|
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post #63 of 71
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Better not open Origin then? :|
post #64 of 71
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Originally Posted by TwistedMind View Post

Look below@bigboss. You get your account taken one day and cannot recover it, ima laugh out loud. Only a matter of time till someone comes along.
He got his account back after calling technical support. The only thing it cost him was some of his time. *Nothing* was permanently lost.
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Everyone knows to copy their games to an ISO and to use the ISO's to install, so next time you have to format your OS, bam, you have your ISO's and a matter minutes installed vs the time to download from data mining software venues. Using an ISO to install, takes matter of minutes, much quicker than needing to download your game from some software company in which you have a chance that your account could be taken by the example of this article. CD keys, can be easily be backed up to cloud just as easily as backing up ISO's on cloud or external/internal HDD.
Yeah... that sounds practical, let me burn an ISO image of each and every disk I have. Looking forward to having 78 games worth of disc images stored on my computer, and having to mount them and unmounts them via a program like clone-dvd whenever I want to install a game. And storing all my CD-Keys in the cloud seems a lot more inconvenient then *never* having to worry about whether or not my CD keys are backed up. (Thanks Steam/Origin for doing this for me!)
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No thanks. This article put a perfect example how software to control games is a failure. Steam or Origin.
The negatives of software controlled games, far outweighs the chances vs DVD with CD keys.
The 40+ Million users of Steam and the 10+ Million users of Origin seem to disagree. Well, that and the entire business model of selling digital downloads (which, if I recall correctly is doing quite well!) But hey! If you want to back up all of your ISO's, save all your keys to the cloud (where they can be hacked into!), and make your life a lot harder just because there is a infinitesimally minute chance you might one day have to call customer support because your account got hacked then, that's up to you. Change your passwords regularly, use strong passwords, and for the most part you don't have to worry about your account being hacked. Having said all that, *everything* that can go digital, is going digital. You might consider getting used to it, or maybe even *gasp* embracing it!

In the end though, I guess we are just going to have to agree to disagree.
post #65 of 71
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I originally posted this comment on Reddit, so I'm just going to copy it here:
On Sunday morning, I received an e-mail from EA Origin saying that my e-mail address was successfully changed. I thought it was a phishing email at first, but you can never be too sure.
I went to http://store.origin.com/ and I wasn't able to login to my current account. Alright, I should contact EA about this ASAP.
I went to https://help.ea.com/contact-us?product=origin . I need to login to my account to get customer service? I need help on retrieving my hacked account, but I need to log in to get help on it? Okay...
I log in using an account I have on Pogo.com. Live chat wasn't available, so I chose the call back option. About 10 minutes later, someone from EA calls and I tell them about the e-mail I received. He asks for my gamertag associated with the account and games that I have on it. From there, he asks for my date of birth and then tells me that it doesn't match...that's strange... they tell me that I have to contact a specialist that's only there from Monday to Friday.
On Monday, I call them, and I get to talk to the specialist. I provide my gamertag, address, full name, country, and order ID for a game that I purchased on Origin. From there, the specialist asks the question, "what is your date of birth". I supply it and she says it doesn't match. She says it is okay, since when the e-mail was changed, my full name was changed, country, gamertag and avatar was changed. They reset the account to the e-mail address that I had before and gave me a temporary password.
Overall, the hacking itself was unpleasant, and I feared that I would lose this account given the horrible stories that I've heard about EA's support, but the staff was very professional and helpful in helping me get back the account. I still don't like the way EA monetizes their games, but at least I had a good experience with their support.

Wow this is frightening and i don't know if i would be a victim too. This just makes me not wanna login Origin right now. What can we do to prevent this? We can't just simply change the password? Or call EA support to be sure?

I haven't attempted to login today after reading this however and i still wonder if EA has any say on this grim situation?


But i never get emails from ORIGIN like what happened to you. I always had the same password in the past but i agree they need to beef security. You should post this in Battlelog to spread the word so we can hear what the moderator has to say.
Edited by 78@pwnt4lif3 - 11/15/12 at 3:14pm
post #66 of 71
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He got his account back after calling technical support. The only thing it cost him was some of his time. *Nothing* was permanently lost.
Yeah... that sounds practical, let me burn an ISO image of each and every disk I have. Looking forward to having 78 games worth of disc images stored on my computer, and having to mount them and unmounts them via a program like clone-dvd whenever I want to install a game. And storing all my CD-Keys in the cloud seems a lot more inconvenient then *never* having to worry about whether or not my CD keys are backed up. (Thanks Steam/Origin for doing this for me!)
The 40+ Million users of Steam and the 10+ Million users of Origin seem to disagree. Well, that and the entire business model of selling digital downloads (which, if I recall correctly is doing quite well!) But hey! If you want to back up all of your ISO's, save all your keys to the cloud (where they can be hacked into!), and make your life a lot harder just because there is a infinitesimally minute chance you might one day have to call customer support because your account got hacked then, that's up to you. Change your passwords regularly, use strong passwords, and for the most part you don't have to worry about your account being hacked. Having said all that, *everything* that can go digital, is going digital. You might consider getting used to it, or maybe even *gasp* embracing it!
In the end though, I guess we are just going to have to agree to disagree.

For one, you may burn an ISO, but I did not state burn the ISO's, store them. *(where they can be hacked into!)* No, sorry, even if cloud got hacked, even wuala, no one can get into your wuala account unless they had your PW which is highly doubtful, there is no way to break into a truecrypt file container that encrypts the cd keys, and if ISO's get taken, so what, you can recreate em etc. Ateast you'd have that much protection vesus relying on company's like Origin and Steam that could be broken into and take all your stuff. No, I don't mind digital goods, its the point that software is used to *keep* your games *safe* in which by this article and many other articles out there like it, prove itself wrong and are vulnerable, sorry, I like my money and what ever I spend on it, I'd like to keep em in my own safe knowing how they are protected, the right way. CD keys are text, very small, easily backed up and never be able to be compromised like how these software company's are. I'll just disagree with ya on every point you made.
post #67 of 71
everyone knows origin is the best and unhackable!
post #68 of 71
Is this a bad thing?
How does this happen? Origin was designed by hacks.
What kind of sick-o steals origin accounts? Or maybe he is just a modern day E-robin hood.
Origin is a hack, hackception?
Origin user? More like Origin forced to user
It puts the Origin on its skin, or else it wont get the Battlefield again
The Origin of the problem is EA
Looks like the security was peeled like the skin of an Origin (they even have its colors orange...)
EA, its about 40% as good as stEAm, notice how I didn't say Valve.
Origin accounts suddenly getting hacked a lot, but no one noticed because no one uses origin.


I cant think of anymore I hope these are ORIGINal.
post #69 of 71
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Is this a bad thing?
How does this happen? Origin was designed by hacks.
What kind of sick-o steals origin accounts? Or maybe he is just a modern day E-robin hood.
Origin is a hack, hackception?
Origin user? More like Origin forced to user
It puts the Origin on its skin, or else it wont get the Battlefield again
The Origin of the problem is EA
Looks like the security was peeled like the skin of an Origin (they even have its colors orange...)
EA, its about 40% as good as stEAm, notice how I didn't say Valve.
Origin accounts suddenly getting hacked a lot, but no one noticed because no one uses origin.
I cant think of anymore I hope these are ORIGINal.
Thanks for killing off several of my brain cells with those god-awful puns. thumb.gif
Edited by AbdullahG - 11/15/12 at 4:22pm
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Eh. Steam is better.
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