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2-29-2008 @ 12:50PM
The answer isnt in putting stronger permissions on your guild bank, and its not really in stopping gold sales.the answer is Blizzard making the login to wow more secure and harder to get hacked. Simply having the login name and password should not be enough. they need to look at adding something else to the login mechanism to make it multi factor.Couple with adding several other factors to the login a default deny policy on logins from other system.s IE if your login name and password get hacked, and someone tries to login to your account from a system other than the one(s) you've authorised, the account gets locked.Not the full answer though, they DO need to address the gold selling. That is almost impossible to stop though. If hacking an account becomes alot harder to do it will stop being the easiest method to "farm" gold for these companies. As it stands now a simple keylogger on a site can potentially liberate hundreds if not thousands of accounts and make the gold farmers a considerable amount of gold.More security on the forums would be a good option too, its far too easy for a hacked account to post keylogger links and hack many other accounts.
2-29-2008 @ 1:05PM
This is a good point. A very good point, really.I wish they'd offer an easy program where you could buy (depending on cost, I'm not going to look it up) one of those biometric security things for your computer. Probably the fingerprint ones. I'd use it if it was necessary for my login. I only play on one computer. It would need to be Blizzard-side, not a local setting, to be effective. But yeah I might pay a little bit to buy into something like that, not more a month...of course you could make the argument that THEY need to make it more secure. Hell, even those little $5 or $10 things keychain things you can buy from PayPal with the 6-digit code that changes every minute that's required to login would be AWESOME. I really fear getting hacked and losing everything; I think I would probably quit instead of starting over.
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