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4-08-2009 @ 8:42PM
The Blizzard Authenticator is something that every WoW player should have but the comment in "The Stoppable Force's" blog about how the Authenticator does not make you hack proof caught my eye.How would someone hack your account if you had a Authenticator? You can't get access to the account at all since you need the Authenticator to access Battle.net and to access the game. The only thing I can think of is that someone would have to get control of your Blizzard Authenticator, your email account and know your Credit Card information and your home address.I say, if someone has all of that on you, just give them your account and 'toon's and save yourself the headache.
4-08-2009 @ 11:07PM
I'm not a security expert but there are ways to get around RNG authenticators like Blizzard has without knowing all of a user's information. To my understanding such methods require a very high degree of technical skill and lots of resources to crunch ciphers and other codes. To be clear, no system is 100% hack proof. The weak spot in the Blizzard system (along with many other systems) is the human component. So long as you are careful about what is installed on your PC and you don't openly share your account info you are more likely to be struck by lightning and win the lottery on the same day than to have your WoW account hacked.
4-09-2009 @ 1:37AM
How about you don't spend the money, don't spend the time looking up a password every time you want to log in, and just don't browse illegal sites?People who get viruses and spyware apart from harmless adware, have done something wrong. Treat the internet like a hospital and don't take off your gloves.
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