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8-05-2008 @ 2:39PM
Not much of a response... In fact, I'd say that answers absolutely nothing.
8-05-2008 @ 6:34PM
I would have to file this under the "freak accident" category. Cant picture a gold farmer going through all these loop holes just to get someones account. All the fault lies with the user. He probably had some less than scrupulous people around who could've wrote down the serial numbers, knows his personal information, etc. I am a little saddened that wowinsider is trashing the authenticator so much when this is clearly user error.There aint' no technology that can fix stupid, stupid.Doubtful that many authenticator owners will get hacked unless you stand on the busiest street in town with a sign around your neck giving people all your personal info including serial number on your authenticator and the fact you have 50k gold stockpiled. Which apparently is what the victim in this story must have done.problem solved!
8-05-2008 @ 7:43PM
As a later poster here says, WoWInsider's reporting seems to leave a little to be desired on this particular topic.What Belfaire actually said, if you read the original topic and all of his posts, not just the linked one, is that when the password was changed on the account, the "hacker" had to provide the serial number from the backside of the Authenticator, which means that THE HACKER HAD PHYSICAL ACCESS TO THE AUTHENTICATOR. That's like giving away your car key and then being surprised when it gets stolen later, and to hear WoWInsider's reporting, it sounds like they're willing to entertain the idea that it might somehow be the car maker's fault that the car owner gave away their key.There is NOTHING Blizzard can do if someone compromises physical access to their computer and other resources. The way this article should be reading is that the person's idiocy was finally exposed by Belfaire, in as gentle a way as possible.
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