My Origin account has been hacked MULTIPLE TIMES. My computer is secure, but their databases ARE NOT. The day I created an origin account and activated BF4, my account was immediately hacked despite having a 12 character password with every character set allowed and no dictionary words or easy replacements. When I finally got my account back from the russians that stole it, I could not change my name and was stuck with ABC1337 or something retarded like that. Trying to change it failed with an error no rep could tell me about, but when I finally got one who could after a few days he refused to change it despite the circumstances saying there is a 7 day wait between changes. Ridiculous!
Furthermore, you cannot use all symbols like ?>.:;'^&*()% but only !@#$
in passwords, which have a 20 character maximum limit limit too! What security competent company has these standards? NOT ONE.
Origin's security is the second worst I have ever dealt with, the #1 crown going to portalconnect. Which has a whopping 12 character maximum, FLASH AND JAVA BASED LOGIN FORMS and uses the most outdated and idiotic setup they can possibly make with almost exclusively java and flash. Server uptime must be something like 90%. It is so, so bad... stupid doctors use it as a "secure email alternative" HAHAHA complete morons.
The origin launcher uses a high amount of CPU usage and memory (100's of MB) when the silly loading bar is active, and each window for it uses even more, so you can get 20%+ cpu usage just by downloading an update. Origin is programmed by disgustingly incompetent fools, use it only if you absolutely must
for games like Battlefield.
There are numerous threads on it. I can't find the one I want though because OCN's search function is a piece of crap and gives me everything with the word "originally" in it when I search "origin" with no option to match exactly.
This issue comes up all the time. It makes my blood boil.Edited by cookieboyeli - 10/21/15 at 3:03pm