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1-11-2010 @ 12:50PM
That's the whole point. They've made such a great living out of stealing new accounts, they do all their business on stolen accounts. It wouldn't surprise me if they have some accounts they've got access to that they don't mess with, just so they can do their gold deliveries or whatever.An authenticator on every account will put a screeching halt to account theft. It would still be slightly possible to hijack an account, since the authenticator token is good for one hour. If you could get somebody to go to a site and enter their login/pass, and then take them to a 2nd screen for their authenticator code ... and if the thief was watching the moment they hit enter, it's possible they could get to the account site and remove the authenticator within the time that token was active.But that even has an easy fix. Once a token is used for a successful login, it's no longer any good. For my wife and I, who share an authenticator, we wouldn't be able to use the same key like we usually do. It would inconvenience us by 60 seconds every login. That's a small price to pay for a world where nobody gets their account hacked.And finally ... for those who's lame excuse for not wanting an authenticator because of the possible hassle if they lose it ... come on, that's a terribad argument. It's a far greater inconvenience on you(and people who depend on you) if your account gets hacked, than the 30 minutes it would cost you on the phone to get your authenticator removed. Even if losing your authenticator means two or three days without WoW while Blizzard sends you a new one ... that's less inconvenience than an empty guild bank (if you're an officer, for example) and weeks waiting on a restoration.Bring on the required authenticators. The sooner we put the scammers out of business, the better for all of us. Imagine what will happen to the auction house once the gold sellers are killed off and they stop jacking with the economies? The benefits are endless.
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