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1-15-2010 @ 1:59PM
I got two fake Blizzard emails in the past week. The first was an "Account Change Notice" and the link inside looked correct but when you mouse over it, it was actually pointing at www.worldofwarcraft-secure.com. The second email was titled "Worldofwarcraft Account Issue" and the link again looked correct, but when moused over actually points to www.worldofwarcraft-admin.com. I meet people all the time who don't understand the concept of "HTML" email and have no idea that a clickable link can display as one thing on the screen yet actually point at a totally different site. I think *THIS* is how the majority of people get hacked.In addition to mousing over links before blindly clicking on them, here are two more things that can help keep you more safe...1) Set up your router to use OpenDNS as your dns provider ( http://www.opendns.com/ ). OpenDNS actively blocks known phishing sites.2) Use Firefox 3.x + AdblockPlus plug-in instead of Internet Explorer.
1-15-2010 @ 3:19PM
I got a phishing mail yesterday that went to worldofwarcioft.com, funny. They're making dozens of sites to try to trick people. It seems like the goldsites get fiercer every day, with all these sites. You'd wonder what's going on to make them try so hard. Is their supply low, the demand high, what?Oh and of course I didn't fall for the phishing mail. It doesn't hurt that EVERY time I get a phishing e-mail, it goes to my hotmail, which IS NOT the e-mail account tied to my WoW. I don't think I'd be getting WoW account admin e-mails to an e-mail address not tied to my account. :P Never gotten one for my WoW account, though I have gotten quite a few attempts to reset my wow password. They don't have access to my wow account e-mail though, so I don't know wtf they're trying to do there.
1-15-2010 @ 4:22PM
Demand is always high and Blizz's efficiency in tracking them down and clearing out their supply is always getting better which keeps their supplies always in flux. Plus, the possibility of authenticators becoming required has them in a rush to grab what they can while they can before they have to return to using things like bots to farm as, since it will soon require buying the game and 3 expansion packs every time one of their bots is banned, is a very costly way of farming gold compared to phishing accounts.
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