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5-20-2009 @ 4:11PM
@AyaJuliaBefore anyone gets all mad, I am not trying to tarnish the integrity of WoW.com or anything like that, I am just doing my duty in pointing out things that I see as dangerous. I'm understand the technical reason of why they chose an .EXE to be used to do their thing, but it is not the only way. They did it this way to make it easy and automated. They very well could have made everything export to a file, which you then uploaded to your WoW.com account, much like GuildLaunch does with their addon that tracks professions and gear of the members of your guild. Bottom line is, it is not NECESSARY to use an .EXE, its just the easier, unsafer way.Now granted, their addon could be tracking something I dont know about that absoltuley has to be don't this way, but I doubt it.The point I am trying to make is that this site, totally 100% all about World of Warcraft, distributing an addon that includes an .EXE file, is going to be a very probable target for malicious attack, by changing the .EXE to have some thing bad in it and trying to redistribute, or they might try attacking the WoW.com servers to get their version in to make WoW.com unknowingly distribute something bad in their addon.And as a site that has had many articles about addons and security, that has before clamored that you should never find . EXE files in your addons and to be extremely wary of ones that do, I think it is a bit startling that they themselves now have an addon, and didn't even think to explain to the common populous as to WHY they need a .EXE and how they are keeping the addon users safe.
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