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2-05-2008 @ 7:49PM
I'm wondering if maybe there is an addon that everone is using that has a keylogger embedded in it or some other malicious code. I'd love to find out what addons everyone was using at the time,I've been very cautious with addons, or try to be. I stick to only Ace addons if I can, even running WoW on Linux I'm still cautious. No operating system is invulnerable to viruses, spyware, etc, etc.I think we might be looking at this in the wrong terms though because this seems to be happening all too frequently. I'm wondering if it's a combination of wow-related websites not owned by blizz and them reading your password stored from the wow forums. There's a LOT of things that it could be. I highly doubt it's a keylogger or virus. I think it might be something from a RMT ad on a wow-related website looking for cookies from the warcraft forums because those forums use the same password as the game if I remember correctly. That needs to be changed, and I think it would dramatically help this situation if blizz had a seperate password for forums and account.
2-05-2008 @ 8:12PM
Question!How exactly are you running WoW on Linux? I thought WoW was only PC/MAC... Thanks. Also, incgamers has had viruses slotted into their servers several times. You really shouldn't use them... I prefer Curse or Ace. And remember folks:If it has .exe, it has no place as an addon. If you're really stubborn, then run every Anti-malware software on it that you can find from OFFICIAL WEBSITES, such as www.kaspersky.com/ ... Also, you may want to use SiteAdvisor to see if you can trust that site with "good antivirus scanning".Surf safely,Verified Insanity.
2-05-2008 @ 10:14PM
VI: look on the Wowwiki under Linux/Wine for info on how to run WoW in Linux.I can be that in most cases people simply ignore some of the common sense rules: * Play on an operating system that can't be hacked by a simple port scan directly from the Internet (which means: don't play on Windows, us a Mac or Linux) * When you run software other than WoW on the machine, make sure it is secure and would not download and run random untrusted like Internet Explorer does * Only run software from trusted sources. always. any program that you run theoretically could have the ability to stay in memory and later take a peek at your wow password. in windows it is trivial, in Mac and Linux it is harder, but still possible because Windows software demands such hack to be active to function sometimes. bad design. * Use a unique password for your WoW account, don't use that password anywhere else * Use a secure password - 6+ symbols, letters, numbers, different capitalization, add some of the special symbols from the number row of your keyboard as well * Do not share your account with anyone - can you _really_ you trust them to safeguard your account information and their computer as fully and competently as you will? * Never play on an unknown computer - computers in coffee shops and gaming shops are often loaded with keyloggers. You could just as well post your account password in your blog. * Never write your password down. * No executable files in Addons or their installers.Learn how to install Ubuntu Linux. Create a user that you would use for wow only and another user for your web/mail and other stuff. That is one of the safest configurations around.However, if you are not prudent in all other ways .. even Linux can't help you much.
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