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    Sigh...

    Out of town, have my laptop, two games installed: WoW and SC2.
    At home on my desk: Authenticator.
    Time on crappy wireless to download anything fun off steam: 49 hours.

    Le sigh
    A) Always
    B) Be
    C) Closing

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    Just spend an hour on hold with blizz and get them to remove the authenicator. Then when you get back home just download the mobile authenticator for iPhone or Android. And if you don't have a smartphone, as long as you have the piece of paper with the code for your original authenticator you can just set it back up to the account. I've done this twice.
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    Ye that sucks, I myself don't have an authenticator yet and have been playing wow since pre-bc and never yet been hacked.

    I really should get one but I think its gonna be one of those things that only happens AFTER I get hacked one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinshroud View Post
    Ye that sucks, I myself don't have an authenticator yet and have been playing wow since pre-bc and never yet been hacked.

    I really should get one but I think its gonna be one of those things that only happens AFTER I get hacked one day.
    I used to think the same thing, then a friend of mine got hacked and the sheer inconvenience of it all scared me straight. I mean, Blizzard got everything restored for him, but it took a whole weekend before he could even play. He had to reroll a trial account just to get his fix. I bought mine the next week, and have been playing wow whenever I feel like it since - 100% worth it
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    The S/N you need to re-add your Authenticator is a sticker on the back of the fob itself.

    I was able to call Blizz and remove the Authenticator the one time I forgot mine. I was, literally, on hold for maybe 3 minutes. Granted, it was about mid-day on a weekday (I had some down time on a work trip). The person I talked to was very helpful and considerate. Make sure you have your credit card info for the account.

    As f4t said, it's pretty painless and generally worth however much time you're stuck on hold. I recommend you do a password change once you get home and re-add the Authenticator, just to be safe.

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    Theres an open source windows authenticator client called winauth, you are able to sync it with your real authenticator/android authenticator and use it as a backup.