Star Wars Old Republic gains "additional security" pre launch

BioWare resetting most existing passwords.

BioWare will add "additional security" to Star Wars: The Old Republic as we approach the 20th December launch.

All SWTOR accounts created before 21st October will have their passwords reset. Owners will be asked to make passwords that "meet the new security standards". The reset will happen in "the next few weeks".

"BioWare takes security very seriously," an email sent to the community began.

"As we ramp up to the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic, we are implementing additional security controls to maintain the safety of your account and personal information.

"One of these security measures includes ensuring all passwords meet best practices around password strength. As a result, all accounts created on or before October 21st, 2011 must reset their password to meet the new security standards."

BioWare also suggested changing your Star Wars: The Old republic password on "a regular basis".

The other measures that make up the "additional security controls" weren't mentioned.

BioWare's paranoia follows a year of major identity thefts, from PlayStation Network to Sony Online Entertainment, and from Anonymous to Lulzsec.

Star Wars: The Old Republic accounts are linked to EA.com and Origin.com. The same password will work across all three sites.

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