Boost your account security
If you are ever unsure whether your account is secure follow these simple steps to make sure your account stays safe!
Is your passwords secure?
- Don't reuse passwords on either your RuneScape accounts or your email, and make sure you have set strong passwords that are going to be hard to guess
- Consider using a password manager like LastPass to help manage your passwords
- Check out more Password Creation Advice
Have you protected your emails?
Protect your email address with 2-step verification. Having this extra level of security on your registered email means only you can access it, using a device of your choice to authorise access.
Any email address which can be used to recover your registered email address is known as a 'back up email'. Consider applying the same level of security with this address like you do with your registered email address.
Most popular email providers will offer a two step verification feature, here are links to help you get started:
Have you activated the RuneScape Authenticator?
The RuneScape Authenticator is a great addition to keeping your account secure. It can be set for multiple accounts at a time.
It is best thought of as a padlock – it doesn’t matter how strong the padlock is if someone else can simply use the key to it. Keeping your registered email secure is of equal if not greater importance to make the most of the Authenticator.
Is your Authenticator still active?
To check if RuneScape Authenticator is active and protecting your account, access the lobby to see if you can see a tick on the Authenticator button:
A good time to check that the Authenticator is still active is if you update the password to your account for any reason. Old School RuneScape players can check the Authenticator tab of your account settings.