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1-22-2010 @ 1:04PM
This article was paramount for me to acquiring an authenticator. I had a terrible experience before with authenticators, mostly with the ones supplied by my bank account, where their batteries tended to run out of power in the most crucial momments. Besides, living in Brasil was an extra impedimment, becaused the item would be treated an imported product, with all kinds of related issues. Therefore, I was extra carefull with my login info so I wouldn't need the authenticator (or so I thought).But the fact that the account thieves out there are themselves associating an authenticator with your stolen account (instead of just changing the password as it used to be) and the fact that the phishing sites resembling the Wow Armory are *incredibly* accurate, well that all really freaked me out.Next time I saw, I was already in the authenticator buying page and, to my surprise, they had one for my cheepo mobile (a mere $ 0.99 -- the authenticator, not the mobile =))), so I got me one of those. One security issue I saw, though, is that Blizzard **doesn't** send you an email when your account becomes associated to the authenticator. Since it does send a warning email when your password is changed, I'd expect associating the authenticator would issue a similar warning too.Thanks for the article.
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