Skip to Content
3-15-2008 @ 9:53AM
dude how can they not verify what you had? they have the armory to fall back to. honestly speaking i agree with the above poster. if i logged in found my toon hacked sacked and gutted and no chance for a restore. well thanks for the fun had a blast now im gone. took me the better part of a year to get my warriors tank gear to where he is. im not going throught that hell again. tanking gear rarely drops as it is. the most simplistic way to prevent a toon transfer is to have blizz make the cc thats on the account be verified again before approving the transfer. like verifying the cvs number on the back of the card or having you answer your secret question. its really easy to incorporate that into the system i bet it would take a max of 7 lines of code.
3-15-2008 @ 11:26AM
My thought is, if you look at the bigger picture - Blizzard wants people to be scared of buying gold. If you look at these stories and think "Wow, if i buy gold from these scum bags i'm just going to get my account hacked and sharded a week later" maybe people won't do it. But if Blizz makes the system 100% keylogger safe (which they probably can) people would say "Screw this, they couldnt log my keys if they wanted to" and gold buying and account selling would run rampant and seriously mess up the game.Not saying this is what happened to Amanda, of course innocent people get caught up. But seriously - this isn't the gold sellers fault, it's the gold BUYERS. Blizz needs more methods to crack down on who is buying the gold and accounts to fix this problem.
3-15-2008 @ 12:46PM
It is impossible to guard against keyloggers as long as it is possible to run other software on your computer besides WoW. IT could be possible on a PS3, for example, but not on Windows (or Mac or even Linux really). However, it would be *really* hard to make an effective keylogger for Mac and Linux due to hard security controls on hardware access.
3-15-2008 @ 6:29PM
@15WTF? What does being a gold buyer have to do with getting your account hacked? Unless you mean the "'let us farm on your account for a week and we give you 1000 Gold!!111" scam? A gold buyers account is no more exposed then any other account, because all the gold seller knows is a CC and character name. You don't give them your username.
First time? A confirmation email will be sent to you after submitting.
Members enter your username and password.
Enter your AOL or AIM screenname and password.
Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.
When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password.
To create a live link, simply type the URL (including http://) or email address and we will make it a live link for you. You can put up to 3 URLs in your comments. Line breaks and paragraphs are automatically converted — no need to use <p> or <br /> tags.