STO Gateway: Bugs and Technical Issue
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Join Date: Jun 2012
01-17-2013, 07:36 PM
Originally Posted by
Based on the Account Guard FAQ link, the PC identifier being used is the Computer Name (for Windows PC's). Unfortunately this identifier is easy to change for would-be hackers, so I don't know how much security it actually provides.
No, that's just how it lists it under the list of authorized devices. It's purely for your benefit, rather than just showing you the arcane looking identifier string it would use. This is why when you have the option to rename what your computer or browser is listed as in the Account Guard, and you can change it to something that doesn't match what you actually have.
The FAQ doesn't say exactly how it identifies it, but for a computer, it could be anything from your MAC address, to some sort of unique OS identifier key, and for browsers, it's likely a cookie.
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