Publishing giant EA is encouraging its account holders to use two-factor authentication security.
In a site update, the American firm revealed that users had until October 31st - the end of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month - to be able to use its PC Origin Access service free of charge.
This applies to both the Basic and Premier tiers of membership.
“When you turn on EA Login Verification during October 2019, you add an extra layer of protection to your EA Account, and we’ll give you a month of Origin Access. It’s as easy as that,” said the update.
“Turn on Login Verification during the month of October 2019 for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and enjoy a month of Origin Access Basic for free.”
Like most companies, EA’s two-factor security uses both a password and a code to log into the account. this code can be sent via email, text message, call or app authenticator.
It’s recommended that account holders write down back up codes, so they always have access to their account.
On a potentially related note, EA users were open to a security vulnerability that could allow back actors to take over accounts and have access to credit card information, according to a report from cybersecurity specialist Check Point Research published in June.
Last month the publishing giant held a meeting for the Healthy Communities Player Council - one of several suggestions made was the introduction of two-factor authentication for EA accounts.