It is, however, still important to follow the below guidelines:
- We will never ask you for any of your passwords. You fill in a password while logging in / registering, and that's it. Do not give out your password!
- Use a different OpenRaid password than your WoW password. We store passwords in irreversible hashes, so they can't ever be stolen - but still, don't use the same password everywhere. (this counts for every site, not just OpenRaid!)
- Always use an authenticator! If you have Android / iOS, it's free, otherwise it's still cheap. You only get a popup once a week to fill in a code, it's really no effort. Battle.net FAQ
- There is also a SMS authenticator (usable in some countries only).
- The Dial-in authenticator is being discontinued (I can imagine no one was using that anymore)
Friends of friends - thanks Leiaa
By default people can see friends of their friends. So if I'm on your list, every people on your list can see my name etc (and my friends can see you). However if I opt myself out from this, your friends cannot see me anymore and this is good. This is enabled by default!
To change this, go to your Battle.net account:
Battle.net account -> Settings -> Communication Preferences -> "Show my name on Friends of Friends lists " to disable.
Spam prevention policy
To prevent spam, try not to share your real ID on the forums/chat. We have no rules against this, but there are enough mechanisms on the site to make your real ID's apparant (signing for raid, quickraid, or whispering via chat). We never give out your e-mail address or real ID to any third parties (with the exception: Real ID when you sign up for a raid or quickraid).
Thank you for reading! If you have any questions regarding privacy or account security, please feel free to reply.