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Account Security and You 03-15-2012 until 04-15-2099
Hello Explorers & Adventurers,

There have been rumblings in the subspace channels about some nasty things going on with certain factions trying to compromise the accounts of the good people of this galaxy. This affects everyone, no matter what part of space that you claim as your home.

To help keep your Star Trek Online account safe, as well as your personal, and financial data safe and out of hackers/spammers/farmers/phishers greedy little stinky mouse clicks, you should heed the following advice:

1) Make your passwords UNIQUE (not something that you have used anywhere else, EVER).
Each account name and password for any game or website should ALWAYS BE DIFFERENT. That way if a list of game accounts is hacked from another company's games, that same info cannot be used to compromise your account.

2) Use at least 10-14 characters in your password. Mix up letters and numbers. Use capital letters and some English font based symbols if you want.

3) Do not share your account information with anyone. Not your spouse, louse, house, mouse, cat, dog, best friend, best friend's roommate's girlfriend's parakeet, little brother, and especially not Q.

4) Change your password every 3-6 weeks.

Advice on choosing passwords:

Microsoft's password checker:


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