The least you use it the more secure it is. Again Blizzard has always suggest we use a email account that is totally dedicate to our B-Net Accounts only. While you should check it frequently, you should not use it for anything else.
Okay, please use 1o2p3ea2X3 or some other uncanny combination of characters/numbers as your login name for that email and a password that is at least 24 characters long and must contain punctation, caps, numbers and special characters. Oh and you must change it every day
Soon enough you will forget and this becomes the least secure email account because you kept the details so 'secure'
Also part in bold, please stop embarassing yourself by contradiction. More checking = more usage = less secure?
Are you kidding me? You actually use email accounts that use all, or part of your real name; and use that same email account for everything including your B-Net account. How quaint for someone who is trying to lecture me on how I don't understand internet security. Bet you give real answers for your SQ&A as well.
Is your B-net account's email address totally different and unique from any of your others, or is the same basic name? Example: normal email address is JohnDoe@xyz.com, and the B-Net email address is johnDoe@wxy.com. Each of my 8 or 9 email account have totally unique names, and none of them can be use to identify me personally.
I have never, ever received any phishing attempts to the email account I only use for B-Net. I still haven't received one even now, over a week after Blizzard's compromise.
I am not worried about them knowing my SQ&A and Email account name, because I never give the correct answer to any SQ&A. and I don't use the same ones twice every where. I use a totally unique and different password for my email account, then from that of my B-Net, or any of my others for that matter. So I am confident that my email address is secure, and the hackers can not change my nor access my password that way.
When I send someone a RealID invite I temporally change my B-Net email to a throwaway one, until it goes trough, and then change it back. I even did this when sending my adult son a RealID invite.
You need to be careful about the information you post on social network, and Guild/online game related sites. If you post too much it just makes it easier for hackers to steal your identity. If you talk about playing online games then the Phishers/hackers, know you play .online games If you tell the whole world you mother’s maiden name, then the whole world know the answer to one of your possible secret questions. If you post your email address, that is also your B-Net account name, you have given away half your log in information.
It was through Public Information about Sarah Palin on the internet, that allowed a hacker to find her email account and guess her SQ&A. All he had to do to gain control of her email account was use her SQ& A, with her Email provider, forgot password feature.
On my SQ&A I gave a misleading answer to my secret question but still make it something I can remember. Example: They ask what is my mother’s maiden name, I may give my father’s mother’s maiden name; If they ask what was my high school mascot I give the mascot of my high school’s crosstown ravels; etc... Note: those are just examples of my thought process in making SQ&A, and not the actual ones I use.
I have 9 totally unique email address, with each having their own unique passwords and SQ&A: One of them I only use for my B-Net account and nothing else. The only online game phishing email I ever received, was on the account, I use to sign up for Curse. even then my email provider warned it that it most likely was a phishing attempt.
All of that said as a precaution, I have already changed my password and have made a new email account made, to attach to my account at the time we are prompted to change Our SQ&A