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I found this out on my own, and it might not effect everyone, but I think I aught to point it out.

 

 

It seems that, depending on your computer/laptop model, if you put your computer into sleep mode while logged in, when you resume the computer, you will still be logged in and the connection will have been reestablished.

 

I've been able to log back in just by turning my laptop on, after putting it into sleep, up to five hours later. Meaning I did not have to put in my password. Just turn the computer back on.

 

I'm pretty sure that this is because the client on the computer gets killed and brought back up so fast that it thinks it is just a temporary connection issue, so it restores the session. Now obviously if the game updates, or the IP changes, such things would not happen, but in my case, it does.

 

 

tl;dr log out (not just to lobby) before you turn pooter off


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This always happens, not a security risk for myself though; I find it to be more of a convenience!

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Well, if you do put your computer to sleep, then your brother/sister/friend/thief/other bad person comes and turns it on, they can wreck everything that you do not have in your bank.. So that could be bad.


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Thanks for the tip, though not an active player myself, you may have saved someone else a great deal of upset. :)


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I noticed this myself as well - I was always convinced that I had just logged in without realizing it >.> Good to have this confirmed!


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It's not really a security risk if your on a secured laptop/computer that no-one else has access to, but in regards to a shared computer it's a massive threat. It either needs mentioning in-game or in lobby or fixing if possible.

A good piece of information to post though.


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This is partially the reason why I NEVER use the sleep function, ever, on laptops.

 

Too many problems, too little benefit.


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If someone I do not trust has physical access to my computer, I have more to worry about than my RuneScape account.

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