Windows Phone 7 App of the Week: Authenticator

Maximum PC Staff

Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft, Starcraft II…are you interested yet? With their consistent string of blockbuster titles and enduring hits, Blizzard is one of the biggest names in computer gaming. As one of the first social gaming platforms, was ahead of its time, and helped turn Blizzard into the monster it is now. But with all of the time and money you put into your account there’s nothing worse than finding out your account got hacked or your roommate sold that item you spent the last three weeks acquiring.

Enter the Authenticator for Windows Phone 7. This app for Windows Phones will provide you with two-step authentication to your account, protecting it from unauthorized access. After registering the authenticator app with your account, the app will create an eight character code that will be entered alongside your password. The idea here is that an unauthorized third party may have guessed your password, but they would be much less likely to have both your password and your phone.

One word of caution, if you intend to stop using the mobile authenticator for any reason (changing phones, too much hassle, etc.) make sure you disable the mobile authenticator in your profile before doing something you may regret later. Be sure to check back next week for another Windows Phone 7 App of the Week!

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