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6-04-2009 @ 8:37PM
Interesting how no one has pointed out what they say about his guy getting his account hacked again AFTER the whole incident because of a key logger... does this mean he actually entered his credentials in a fake site PLUS likely ran some executable file from there? (key loggers don't just appear on your computer you know?...).I'm not very fond of the idea of using an authenticator, but seems like the best way to protect your account, regardless of how careful you are. Tried getting one from Blizzard's Store and the page wouldn't work properly (got some XML/XSL error yesterday) or they were sold out (today).And what really has me thinking is that 2 guild members this week got hacked (separate, unrelated incidents), which I had never seen happen before to anyone I knew (in-game at least). Speaking of scams, also beware of any sort of in or out of game emails or messages prompting you to go to any website. A couple of months ago we had messages sent to our guild from some character named really closely - like had an accent on an i different kind of thing- to one of our officers and saying he had made a video to promote our guild, which was basically a link to an executable file. As far as I know no one fell for it, but we still warned everyone about it.
6-04-2009 @ 8:41PM
Keyloggers can be downloaded just by going to a site. So in a way, keyloggers can just appear on your computer :)http://www.wow.com/2008/05/01/how-misspelling-might-get-you-keylogged/
6-04-2009 @ 9:09PM
Not if you're running a secure webbrowser (i.e. Firefox) and using utilities to prevent injection of unwanted software (i.e. NoScript).
6-04-2009 @ 9:19PM
@RilgonFirefox isn't secure. It starts to get secure when you have NoScript. But Microsoft handily installed an addon in their last Windows update that adds support for completely safe MS web technologies. And you have to edit registry entries and delete files to remove this "feature".Most people running Firefox are currently now probably unsafer than someone running a version of IE so old that none of the hacks work on it.
6-05-2009 @ 1:03PM
RE: theRaptorThis is actually true. If you have the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant in your Add-Ons list, then some of the vulnerabilities that are problematic for IE are now problematic for Firefox. You can find good removal instructions here: http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ms-dotnet-firefox.html. I must admit, I haven't done them yet, I simply disabled the extension.
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