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New Feature - SMS Delivery of PokerStars PIN and RSA Security Token Codes` - Tue Nov 29, 2011, 06:21 AM
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Over the last few hours, PokerStars has deployed new functionality to improve the security of your PokerStars account if you have a PokerStars PIN or RSA Security Token active on your account for many players.

In many countries* you can now register a mobile telephone to receive SMS/text messages as follows:

1) Log into PokerStars client

2) Click on 'Account' menu

3) Click on Enter SMS Validation code

4) Provide your telephone numbers as described in the dialog box

5) Input the validation code that is sent to your mobile telephone

After you have validated a mobile telephone to receive SMS/text messages, if you request a reset of your PokerStars PIN, it will be delivered to you via text messaging. We believe that this will be a valuable upgrade to account security of the PokerStars PIN as a hacker with access to your email account will not be able to reset the PokerStars PIN by having it sent to you via email.

In addition, if you have a validated mobile phone, PokerStars will also send One Time Passwords for the RSA Security Token to you via text messaging. This will make the paper sheet with the One Time Passwords redundant.

We've only launched this over the last few hours, and recognise that there are a few user interface issues that need adjustment. As a result, we would welcome any feedback that you have - feel free to send me a PM, post here, or email support@pokerstars.com.


Michael J
PokerStars Game Security Team

*Due to legal requirements in certain jurisdictions, this is not yet available globally. If it is available to your region, you will see the option 'Enter SMS Validation Code' in the 'Account Menu' of the PokerStars software

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