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6-26-2008 @ 5:24PM
A great way to avoid keyloggers is to copy and paste your password into WoW. Simply open notepad (or whatever typing program you prefer), and write a garbled string of text. As you write the text, type your password somewhere in it. Save the document, and whenever you wish to play WoW, just copy the password (ctrl+c) and paste (ctrl+v) it onto the login screen.
6-26-2008 @ 5:47PM
It's pretty trivial for the logger to grab the contents of the clipboard at the logon screen, too. It can also look at what data the WoW client sends over the network.If malware owns your machine, it owns your machine.
6-26-2008 @ 5:56PM
No offense, but this copy-paste security myth should be killed and people need to stop spreading it around.
6-26-2008 @ 6:33PM
The advantages to copy paste for a password as I see it are.1. It allows you to use a far more complex password than normal.2. If it is really complex you are unlikely to remember it and log in from any machines you dont own.Regretfully it is easy to grab the clipboard contents and the account name can be found easily by a directory listing.But every little helps and you should copy paste as long as you realise it is part of a larger awareness of security in general.
6-27-2008 @ 9:19AM
That doesn't work. Good keyloggers will read what's in your clipboard.
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