Blizzard Entertainment recently announced an additional option to increase account security. Let’s say you play World of Warcraft in a hotel, on-the-go using a mobile solution, or from a friend or family’s house. You can call by phone to get access to World of Warcraft via the Dial-in Authenticator.

Blizzard Quote:

Over the years, Blizzard has provided players with various tools and resources, such as the Authenticator and Account Security Awareness pages, to help you keep your account information safe, secure, and in the right hands. As part of our ongoing commitment to account security, we’re happy to announce the release of a new account security feature, the Dial-in Authenticator.

Similar to the Authenticator and Mobile Authenticator application, the Dial-in Authenticator is an optional tool that provides an additional layer of security against unauthorized account access. The Dial-in Authenticator is not a physical token or application run on a mobile device, however. Instead, it is a free opt-in service that will actively monitor an account and request additional authorization from the user when a potentially unauthorized login attempt occurs. (Pretty cool, huh?)

If you sign up for the Dial-in Authenticator, you will be asked to make a toll-free phone call from a specific phone of your choosing to authorize unusual login attempts with the associated account. Please note that you will only be asked to make this phone call when something about your login attempt appears out of the ordinary. For example, if you were to log in from a location from which you do not typically play, you may be asked to call in and provide your selected PIN and a unique, single-use security code before access to the account will be granted.

Sign-up and use of the Dial-in Authenticator is completely free and is currently compatible with World of Warcraft and Account Management logins. So, what are you waiting for? To learn more about this service and find out how you can take your account’s security to the next level, check out the Dial-in Authenticator FAQ today.