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App of the Week: Battle.net Authenticator

Battle.net Authenticator
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Platform: Windows Phone
Price: Free!

Security and convenience.  You can have one or the other, but never both.  This is especially true when it comes to online accounts.  Players of any MMO are well aware that there are those who would love to steal their accounts to sell them or turn them into gold farmers. 

Fortunately, the developer/publisher for some of the world's best MMOs, Blizzard, has given players the ability to add an authenticator to their account for years now.  There has been an app available for Android and iOS for some time now.  Windows Phone users are no stranger to apps taking some time to see life on this platform, but the wait is usually worth it.  And until now, there have been the keychain authenticators which serve the same purpose. 

The Windows Phone app does exactly what it needs to.  It generates unique, one-time use codes that work in conjunction with the account.  That way if someone tries to log into your account, they'll also be prompted for the authenticator code.  Without it, there's no way for them to log in.  It's a fantastic way of adding extra security to your account and a must have for any user of Blizzard's services.

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