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2-15-2008 @ 9:15AM
Getting "hacked" is usually a result of:1. Installing Add-Ons with .exe files, instead of just dropping the files into the Interface Folder yourself. Sure, using the .exe files is faster - but you can't trust anyone anymore. You might be installing all sorts of Trojans and never know about it until it's too late.2. Having a very weak password. Stuff like "1,2,3,4,5" isn't really a good idea. (Gosh! That's the same combination on my luggage!)3. Registering on WoW fansites using the exact same Account Name and Password you use for your WoW game. Contrary to popular belief, your Account Name and Passwords are NOT SECURE on fansites and the administrators CAN get them if they want to.4. Not checking Windows Update or Microsoft Update at least once a week for new security releases and patches will eventually kill you. Every month Microsoft releases Malicious Software security patches to stay a step ahead of hackers. I suggest you check for them regularly - or enable Automatic Updates in your control panel and your PC will check for updates automatically.
2-15-2008 @ 9:23AM
Thank you for the useful information!I would also highly reccomend you don't get a false sense of security with Firefox. All the reccomendations just make it a bigger and bigger target, and it's just as bad as IE for vulnerablilites. (Use whichever you like, but make sure to up the security!)
2-15-2008 @ 9:48AM
"(Gosh! That's the same combination on my luggage!)"Love the Spaceballs reference!
2-15-2008 @ 9:58AM
"(Gosh! That's the same combination on my luggage!)"Only an idiot would use that combination!
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