Blizzard Mobile Authenticator for Windows Phone released

For all you World of Warcraft or Starcraft II basement dwellers who've been yearning for an "official" Authenticator, good news as you can go and grab it now:

"Protect your account with Blizzard's official Mobile Authenticator app for your Windows Phone 7 device. The Mobile Authenticator is an optional tool that offers an additional layer of security to help prevent unauthorized account access. Each time you log in to a account, you’ll use the Mobile Authenticator to generate a unique, one-time use password to use in addition to your regular password. Log in with both and you can rest easy knowing that the account is more secure against unauthorized access."

Rumor has it it's as good if not better than the iPhone/Android versions. There are two other third party authenticators in the Marketplace, one from Velocity Studios ($0.99) and Robert Garfoot (free). Since we don't use Blizzard for, well, anything, we'll leave it to you to discern the finer points. Version 1.0 came out three days ago and version 1.1 just went live today, so support seems to be pretty solid.

You can grab it here in the Makretplace or check our Blizzrd's blog. (Thanks, William R., for the heads up)

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.