Blizzard is beefing up security ahead of the launch for the real money auction for Diablo III. In a post on the official forums over at Battle.net, Blizzard detailed some of the security changes that have taken place to ensure that people's very real money associated with their accounts will remain safe and secure.
The short explanation is that users will now have to use an authenticator before adding any funds to their balance and when sending funds to their real money auction house accounts.
"This means you'll need to have an Authenticator to add to your balance via Battle.net Account Management or to send the proceeds of your real-money auction house sales to your Battle.net Balance," Blizzard noted on Battle.net.
Blizzard went on to say that those who have already added funds to their accounts will still be able to use that money, but future transactions will require the use of an authenticator.
Blizzard closes by saying basically that they know this extra step is a hassle, but it is important to keep transactions secure.
"While we understand that this creates an extra step for players during the login process, we believe this added layer of account protection will help foster a safer auction house environment for all of our players," Blizzard said.