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8-05-2008 @ 8:37PM
I am glad that despite inaccurate and inept reporting that most comments recognise that all the possibilities are in fact NOT related to an Authenticator failure nor a failure in the Blizzard processes.You declare your own vested interest .. "For that reason, we've stood by the "Authenticator fails" story" and then attempt to substantiate it by twisting facts to suit you.Belfaire says "I personally researched this issue. I can say with 100% certainty that the Authenticator was never removed from the account in question. " and you say "Belfaire has responded and says that as far as he can tell, the Authenticator was not removed from the account. " You deliberately soften the statement to attempt to support your false premise that the Authenticator is fallible. You go as far to say "But the fact remains that this person got hacked while using the key (however it was done), and if security can be broken once, it will be broken again." but fail to point out that the weakest link was and still is the account owner who either lied about the incident (lets assume that this is not the case) or was very careless with his Authenticator (either keylogged at registration time) or left the fob sitting around for someone else to pick up and use.This article ( and the earlier article I referenced to start the WoW CSF forums thread we are now referring to ) fails to address the fact that the security breach was yet again due to the "human element" Thank you for this column and the permission to comment .. the implication that the Blizzard Authenticator failed did need to be cleared up.
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