Do you play World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, or other PC games by Blizzard Entertainment? If so, you should be vigilant about the security of your account and reset your Blizzard password — if you haven’t done so already.
Security concerns stem from a 2019 hack attack on the games publisher, in which millions of player credentials were stolen. The attackers took security questions, account authenticators, and hashed passwords of North American users of Battle.net. At the time of the breach, Blizzard officials claimed that no credit card numbers, billing addresses, or real names were compromised. However, Blizzard has since urged all players to change their passwords, secret phrases, and character combinations. It also advised users to update their Blizzard authenticator.
If you use your Blizzard email address and password to create accounts for other games and websites, the security of all your accounts may be put at risk. If a hacker gets access to the login information of any of these accounts, they will be able to control all of them. Consider using alternate email addresses and always use a different password for each account that uses the same email address. That way, if one of your accounts is compromised, the others remain protected.
Here’s how to reset your Blizzard password:
Log into your Blizzard account by visiting the Blizzard website.
Once you’re logged in, click on My Account in the top right corner to view your account. Click on Security in the panel on the left.
In this section, you can change your Blizzard password, Blizzard authenticator (if you previously set one up), and your secret questions. Click Update to change your password.
To change your password, you must first enter your old password, followed by your new one. Try to create a secure password using a long mixture of numbers, letters, capital letters, and special characters — or use our free password generator.
Click Save, and your new password will be updated immediately.
You will need your email address and current password.
Protect yourself with the Battle.net Authenticator
Available as a free app for iOS and Android, the Battle.net Authenticator is a tool that protects your Blizzard account if your login credentials are breached outside of Blizzard’s network infrastructure. The app gives players extra peace of mind and protection against phishing attacks, malware, or websites embedded with malicious code.
Don’t save your passwords in your browser
So you’ve successfully changed your Blizzard password, and you’re feeling safe and sound. Now you may want to resist one extra thing – the temptation to store your passwords in your browser.
Companies that develop browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Safari and Linux focus on enhancing UX, with fast and easy inbuilt password savers. But most of them lack strong enough security to keep your passwords away from prying eyes. They offer no protection if your physical device is stolen or your system account is breached. Data breaches like the one Opera had in 2016 exposed millions of passwords, which showed us that ‘fast’ and ‘easy’ doesn’t always mean secure.
That’s why one of the best and easiest ways to close the security gap is by using a legitimate password manager. Tools like NordPass use cutting-edge encryption and biometric authentication to store your passwords in full security. Plus they make it much easier to store other sensitive data like credit card numbers and SSN or NI numbers. NordPass is available on every platform at various price-points, helping you access your passwords safely – getting rid of password stress forever.
Create your free account today and let NordPass take care of the rest.