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2-06-2008 @ 4:28AM
I say this with the utmost respect,but quite frankly, you have to be very stupid (maybe just accidentally did something stupid) for your account to get hacked.Computer security is a very basic principle. It requires no special skills or knowledge per se, it's almost strictly common sense. No "hackers" can randomly pick someone and use some secret bag of tools to gain access to their account. People who are hacked are people that were targeted because of a glaring weakness.
2-06-2008 @ 9:38AM
I have to say that I almost hope that you get hacked. I know friends that are very computer literate and security conscious and still have been hacked. It is not always the persons fault, that is a very cynical view.There are always the password generating programs that given enough time can crack basically any password, which is just one of the sometimes many "tricks" hackers have at there disposal. And yes you can be randomly chosen by simply being in a high ranked raiding guild or something else along those lines.It is bad enough if someone gets hacked you do not need to try to make them feel like they are responsible for low life hackers ruining all of there hard work.Go spit your hate elsewhere.
2-06-2008 @ 9:49AM
Most systems, whether they be a website, bank account or a MMO like World of Warcraft, have checks and balances against the brute force tactics you are talking about. When someone attempts to login thousands of times per minute, it appears suspicious and the account is flagged and usually investigated.I stand by what I said, I know much about computer security and the like. It wasn't my intent to be "hateful" or whatever you're trying to suggest here. I'm merely offering truth. There's virtually no way for a player to get "hacked" if they do all the things they are supposed to do as a "connected" computer user and player of the game. I'm not saying impossible... but HIGHLY unlikely. 90% of people who get hacked are most likely people who have made some critical mistake somewhere.
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