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Keeping your Mojang account secure

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Your Mojang account is what stops any random person from connecting as you on a multiplayer server, logging in as you, along with many other things. But it's actually much more important than you'd expect to keep your account secure. This blog will tell you how to do so, and why you should.

There are many things that you can lose by simply keeping your account insecure.

LOSE: Access to your account

Someone with your email and password is able to change both of those things. They're the only thing stopping people from changing your login details, which would stop you using your account.

LOSE: Your multiplayer progress

If someone has access to your account, there is absolutely nothing preventing them from connecting to every server you play on, and destroying all your stuff. Worse still, they can easily go and get you permabanned, since they're using your account.

LOSE: Your privacy

Your Mojang account contains more personal info than you'd expect. Here's what is accessible simply from the Mojang.com accounts page:


Would you really want someone you've never met to know all of that about you?

It's actually really simple to stay secure - all you have to do is never share a few things, and have a secure password.

Never Share

  • Your Mojang password
  • Your transaction ID
  • Your .minecraft folder

What's a secure password?

It should contain

  • A reasonably long length (10+ characters)
  • CAPITAL letters
  • Numbers
  • Symbols ($!*%^)

It shouldn't

  • Have anything to do with Minecraft
  • Be any word from the dictionary by itself
  • Contain the word 'password'
  • Be easy to guess
  • Have anything to do with your username or email

Mojang or Planet Minecraft staff will never ask for your password. If someone pretends to be either, and asks for it, do not give it to them, and report them if applicable. Server owners/staff do not need your password - never give it to them. If a server owner asks for your password, then it's probably best to avoid that server. Your best friend doesn't need your password either. No-one does.

Got any other tips on how to stay secure? Leave them in the comments below!

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12/17/2013 8:02 am
Level 31 : Artisan Dragonborn
CrazyHecticLife's Avatar
My best friend didn't have the money to buy Minecraft so I let him use my account to test it out and he gave the password to someone that I don't get along with very well and they hacked me
12/16/2013 9:27 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
MiserySuns's Avatar
Everyone, give me your usernames and passwords, I'll keep them safe in my Nigerian bank account.
12/16/2013 12:42 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Narwhal
bethenna's Avatar
Another thing to add to what you'd lose, your money. Minecraft accounts do cost! Good blog btw :)
Mr Newbie
12/16/2013 4:52 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
Mr Newbie's Avatar
thanks, I'm getting an acount in 2-3 weeks so it is important to know this info.
Blade TM
12/15/2013 7:31 pm
Level 25 : Expert Zombie
Blade TM's Avatar
Shut up and take my diamonds.
12/16/2013 5:11 pm
Level 23 : Expert Network
Seivelath's Avatar
+1 to you and him
12/15/2013 2:59 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Network
HkTV's Avatar
The formatting is great, the layout of the titles is supreme.
I particularly love the font and the drop down effect, yet the blue is a little too "playful" for my liking, that's just personal preference.
I recommend advertising this in the PMC Chat as it is of a very high quality, keep up the good work and have a diamond, buddy!
12/15/2013 3:22 pm
Level 28 : Expert Dragon
OBAMCraft's Avatar
Thanks for the feedback! :)
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