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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! mad.gif

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. madsmiley.png 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 Which has a whopping 12 character maximum, FLASH AND JAVA BASED LOGIN FORMS and uses the most outdated and idiotic setup they can possibly make with almost exclusively java and flash.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. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

This issue comes up all the time. It makes my blood boil.
Are you sure your PC is fine? Hacks don't just occur when you have a strong password, not even by bruteforce.

If not your computer, some part of your traffic or router is.
Security is one of my hobbies. Everything is super over the top overkill. I consider myself very knowledgeable when it comes to network and windows security. I spend many hours a day on these topics as a hobby. I've got 100's if not 1000's of hours hobby and freelance tech experience in Windows and network security. There is no logically possible way the breach was from my end. It was most likely from an account database security issue/exploit since it happens to a statistically larger amount of people on account creation then out of the blue.

I would go into detail about my security, but I can't cover everything and it would take a long time and a lot of typing. (And I've only slept 4-5 hours in the past 50+ due to insomnia).
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Battle.net let my account be hacked by some asian hacker at one point. Which is weird because I had 2-factor authentication, yet never got a text trying to confirm that someone in asia was trying to login to my account.
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Battle.net let my account be hacked by some asian hacker at one point. Which is weird because I had 2-factor authentication, yet never got a text trying to confirm that someone in asia was trying to login to my account.
Yea a lot of these online services have crap security. IMO it needs to be completely transparent. Maybe there is some way to make an open source secure account system that can be easily adapted to any site or possibly be a drop in replacement. The problem is there are no standards or requirements when it comes to account systems. Everyone is just all over the place. Some places still use a 6 character minimum with no charset minimums and no brute force prevention. I mean you can literally set 123456 as a password on some sites and it'll accept it as good enough. Come on, that's not good enough. Open source is good for web and browser standards, but this is going inside the site itself. That's another thing entirely that's not so easily adopted and can't really be "enforced".
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