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7-24-2008 @ 2:49PM
Blizzard sends an email with your key if I remember correctly. A key logger logs keys, this was a bit more by the looks of it. It might have been an inside job, but really. My computers registry has several CD Keys saved in it, so if you are determined enough to be a hacker in the first place then a CD Key is easy to get a hold of. Removal of the Authenticator is a retarded move. If it lasts as long as it should it should be permanent. I myself don't have one. I've been using something my boss told me about.PasswordSafe.I no longer know my password to my account. PS(PasswordSafe) generated a random string, I updated my old password to that string, and every time I attempt to log on to WoW I open the PS database with all my passwords that is encoded with one strong password and double click the username, and paste the password in to the game client. I close out of the safe, which locks it and clears the clipboard all in about 30 seconds, using the Remember My Account option on the client I haven't entered my account name in a month. So far so good. I'd like to get an authenticator as well, seeing as not knowing the password only makes me feel safe to such a degree. And in reality, if you can find my account name, my IP, or anything else to that extent a skilled hacker could get in to my address information relatively easily. It's not that an account is never totally safe, it's that people allow themselves to be hacked. Just like people allow viruses on to their computers. I doubt that I'll get hacked anytime soon, not that my account has anything worth anything on it anyways.
7-24-2008 @ 3:01PM
Hang on a sec. PasswordSafe copies your random password to the clipboard, and you paste the password into the WoW client? Is that correct?I've always heard that any keylogger worth its salt will also monitor the clipboard. (Heard that from many comments on WoW Insider, so take that for what it's worth.)
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