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1-11-2010 @ 11:09AM
I would love to get an authenticator as my account ahs been hacked twice, but South Africa is not supported by Blizzard
1-22-2010 @ 8:51AM
The issue is not with blizzard,but with import/export policies of the nation's it is being sent from/to. As the authenticator is an encryption device blizzard may not be able to send it to your country because of America's export laws or that country's import laws. If you buy something else, they would be able to list that thing as the shipped product, such as 'toy' or 'software'. And please don't say Blizzard should lie about it, because that only leads to legal problems. Thank you.
1-11-2010 @ 3:48PM
Mike, what?All they said was that Authenicators are unavailable there.
1-11-2010 @ 5:42PM
@miggedymikeI do not know enough about the authenticator, but I do not think that it is an encryption device, just a key generator. Even if it were I do not believe that it is greater than 64-bits, so under the BIS it could fall under "Mass Market Encryption Commodities", which may not need an export license. South Africa is fairly low on the watch list for DoC.My guess would be that duties and taxes are more of a concern for Blizzard than export laws if my above statement is true.
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