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'Diablo 3' security tightened for Auction House launch

Security beef-up


Blizzard details security changes to Diablo 3, which features an authenticator for its auction house

Diablo 3 users will be required to use an authenticator before adding to their monetary balance through and sending proceeds from the upcoming real-money auction house to their account, Blizzard said in preparation of the launch of its auction house.

In a post on the official forum, the company stated users will be required to use a Authenticator or Mobile Authenticator attached to their account.

"This means you'll need to have an Authenticator to add to your balance via Account Management or to send the proceeds of your real-money auction house sales to your Balance," Blizzard confirmed.

"Please note that players who previously added Balance to their account prior to this change will be able to use it to make eligible purchases on and in the auction house without attaching an Authenticator. However, an Authenticator will be required to add to your balance in the future, as explained above."

"While we understand that this creates an extra step for players during the login process, we believe this added layer of account protection will help foster a safer auction house environment for all of our players," Blizzard said.

Blizzard updated its Diablo 3 Terms of Use last week with its new security information. When the real-money auction house opens, players will have be required to re-confirm their acceptance of these terms.

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