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#41
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as if getting the tattoo is not enough.. and i dislike these lifetime free memberships, if they hand out 1 year or so for contests idm, but lifetime, really? :)
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Of course, this is all assuming anyone even posts on that thread with a tattoo. It's been days now and not a single person yet.
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1) When one is compromised, the intruders are more concerned with the goods on the account, and not so much the account itself. If the account is found engaging in RWT or something else against Jagex's policy, the lifetime membership would be removed. This alone is incentive enough to keep the account secure, which is something that the player should always be doing.

2) Jagex makes no money from someone on lifetime membershp, so I fail to see your argument.


1) Read what I said about 1 above

2) Read again what I said please. And it isn't an argument, it is an opinion.


1) Even keeping your recovery questions secure is a part of keeping the account secure. End of.


You still don't read. Anyway you don't need to know recoveries to force recover someone's account, only a lot of attempts and time.

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Meh, it's only been three days and maybe some people aren't aware of the competition.

I am in agreement that they should abolish lifetime memberships or, like the jagex cup relay thing, award them rarely to people who've put the effort in.

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Meh, it's only been three days and maybe some people aren't aware of the competition.

I am in agreement that they should abolish lifetime memberships or, like the jagex cup relay thing, award them rarely to people who've put the effort in.

this is extremely rarely and very unlikely, not like they are just giving away mass free members.
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They can't recover your account if they don't know the answers. People who get their accounts recovered are the same people that make RS facebook pages with their private info in plain sight. *makes recovery question my birthday, posts birthday on all available RS forums and facebook*. I made that mistake once. Made my answers real answers to the recovery questions. Thought I was safe, was recovered by a friend (this was many years ago on my original acc). If you're not stupid, you won't get hacked. If you have random answers to the questions, they have some other info from you that you let slip onto the internet.

This is not true. Knowledge of even an IP, registration e-mail, and enough guessing can be enough to recover an account (which is ridiculous, Jagex).

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WRONG

This is not true. Knowledge of even an IP, registration e-mail, and enough guessing can be enough to recover an account (which is ridiculous, Jagex).


Finally, someone else knows how things really work, instead of people just guessing that they are right.

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You should be using random answers (different from other recovery question answers) anyways. But you're right, if they know your IP, email, credit details for membership, and so on... There isn't much you can do.

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WRONG

This is not true. Knowledge of even an IP, registration e-mail, and enough guessing can be enough to recover an account (which is ridiculous, Jagex).


Finally, someone else knows how things really work, instead of people just guessing that they are right.


Fine, I'll give you that. But at this point, you effectively argue against any RS account being secure, let alone one that has a lifetime membership. I don't share your paranoia in that someone that has a lifetime membership may become a prime target for recoveries or attacks, but it's not outside of the realm of possibility.

Seriously, though. If you're that worried that someone is going to compromise your account, then don't participate in the competition. Posted Image Or post your RSN on public forums, for that matter.

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I don't share your paranoia


Have you ever had to deal with the recovery system, where you've provided all the information that should vindicate you, only to be denied - or know someone who has? The recovery system is shoddy at best and that's where all this "paranoia" comes from. And it's a fact that high profile accounts, be it because of rank, their names, their wealth, or winning a contents like this, are prime targets.

Though to be honest, high-target accounts seem to get better customer service and prevention, leaving the average player to slum in the nightmare of the inexplicable failed recovery zone.

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A successful recovery of an account is possible with very few information. The most important part are the old passwords. That's why keeping an unique password for RS account is so important. The account recovery isn't quite possible without at least one old password; the older the better.

By SQL -injecting and hacking (and other crap I got no idea about) the fansites the hackers/recoverers get people's passwords which are very often the same passwords that has been used at some point as a password of one's Runescape character, thus making it possible to recover.
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A successful recovery of an account is possible with very few information. The most important part are the old passwords. That's why keeping an unique password for RS account is so important. The account recovery isn't quite possible without at least one old password; the older the better.

By SQL -injecting and hacking (and other crap I got no idea about) the fansites the hackers/recoverers get people's passwords which are very often the same passwords that has been used at some point as a password of one's Runescape character, thus making it possible to recover.


Which is a dumb system. Relying on *old* passwords, which have most likely been changed because of two reasons a) a hacker changed it and b) the password was compromised so the original user changed it. But the recovery process should never allow an illegitimate user gain control of an account.

But.. if most changed passwords are due to hacks, I guess old passwords are a way to verify the user. Just opens the door for someone to break that system...

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Which is a dumb system. Relying on *old* passwords, which have most likely been changed because of two reasons a) a hacker changed it and b) the password was compromised so the original user changed it. But the recovery process should never allow an illegitimate user gain control of an account.


It does.

But.. if most changed passwords are due to hacks, I guess old passwords are a way to verify the user. Just opens the door for someone to break that system...


It has.

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It seems we have the first contestant for the prize-draw this week. Page 32 on the rsof thread, someone just got a tattoo and posted. Proof it's not impossible haha. Lucky guy will probably get lifetime membership now :|

Least it's not a noob.
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Right. I'm aware that it happens. I am suggesting that it should be changed to not allow false positives.

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aww Jagex, while troll a player like that. saw the tattoo as a prize for first time ever today. and it landed on the prize to the left of it :L
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Same here
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I have not even had any rare or super rare item so far.
Never seen the tattoo, happy i know what it looks like now :P
Lucky guy that actually got one.
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Funny the guy with more posts then 99% of the RSOF, just got membership in January, private adventurer's log... And the only one to have received one. I saw 2 in my spins today but got neither. :P.

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Which is a dumb system. Relying on *old* passwords, which have most likely been changed because of two reasons a) a hacker changed it and b) the password was compromised so the original user changed it. But the recovery process should never allow an illegitimate user gain control of an account.

But.. if most changed passwords are due to hacks, I guess old passwords are a way to verify the user. Just opens the door for someone to break that system...

I suppose I'm the only one who changes my password semi-regularly. Memorizing it is the primary deterrent >.<...
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