As accounts with EA are linked together through Origin it means the new 'stronger' password will be for everything. These "new security standards" will ensure account safety.
Only accounts created on or before October 21st, 2011 will be forced to resubmit a password, reveals the email. They advise password changes "on a regular basis" as the best form of protection.
"BioWare takes security very seriously. As we ramp up to the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic, we are implementing additional security controls to maintain the safety of your account and personal information," they said. "One of these security measures includes ensuring all passwords meet best practices around password strength."
"As a result, all accounts created on or before October 21st, 2011 must reset their password to meet the new security standards. Just like for any other user account you have, changing your Star Wars: The Old Republic password on a regular basis is one of the simple measures you can take to protect your personal information."
"Your Star Wars: The Old Republic account credentials are linked to EA.com and Origin.com, so your new password will be applied across all three websites." The reset process will begin "within the next few weeks," added BioWare. The latest trailer released for the upcoming MMO features class.
Star Wars: The Old Republic releases on PC December 20th.