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8-05-2008 @ 4:09PM
I don't really know much about keyloggers and the like, though I understand that they record what buttons you press on your keyboard and hence record your password. I was thinking, wouldn't a simpler way around this problem to have an on-screen number pad that you use the mouse to click on to enter, say, a 6 digit security code? That way there would only be mouse clicks to keylog and they wouldn't be of any use to anyone.I'm sure this has been thought of before and been shot down, but was just curious as to why this wouldn't work?
8-05-2008 @ 4:15PM
If the keylogger can record your keystrokes, it can record your mouse movements and clicks too. (Of course, then it wouldn't just be a keylogger, but that's just semantics.) But your point is good, since Blizzard could randomize the characters on screen as well, thus making the "mouselogging" largely irrelevant.
8-05-2008 @ 4:16PM
Bah, I should've read the whole thing before replying. You pretty much said what I said. I'm having a slow-brain day....
8-05-2008 @ 4:57PM
Even if you had a key-logger installed on your machine and it read the one time password off the blizzard authenticator it wouldn't matter because next time its a different password.Nothing negates physical access though - which it sounds like the person who compromised the account had.All I could think was there's a gang of burglars running around hacking wow accounts for profit.
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