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7-25-2008 @ 10:26AM
Say what? Addons are incapable of doing I/O except to saved variables, and they don't load until well after you've typed the password and the authenticator code. Whatever happened in the case cited in the article, it wasn't the fault of an addon. The *closest* your comment gets to being on topic is that there have and can be problems with the automatic updaters some sites promote, and some of the addon sites have had malware injected (such as through hosted advertising). If you use an autoupdater, which is an exe on a PC, you're an idiot asking to be owned. That exe could contain anything, and you have no way to know. Beyond that, Blizz would only be better protected aginst malware injection if they're site staff is well trained in security procedures. There's nothing inherent in owning the game IP that would make their site more secure.My vote for what happened is a combination of a keylogger and a mistake by a support rep.
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