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2-28-2010 @ 12:31PM
Authenticators can only do so much if you are completely careless otherwise
3-01-2010 @ 3:53AM
My justification for my authenticator is similar to explanations of how to escape from a bear - you don't have to be the most secure, you just have to be more secure than the millions of other people who are easier and more profitable to hack.
3-01-2010 @ 7:48AM
Wait, bears are hacking WoW accounts now? OH GOD
3-01-2010 @ 9:25AM
"Authenticators can only do so much if you are completely careless otherwise"And this is what many of us here said when the "omg I gotta get an Authenticator right now!!!!" craze kicked off a couple months ago.We simply said, if your careless(aka stupid), then your account will still be hacked. Simply put, technology is no substitute for common sense.The reaction? Flaming, down voting, stupid Mac vs. PC arguements, and even more stupid MADE UP stories about about how people took every precaution, but some hacker still got them by "hacking his buddies wife's account, pretending to be her when his buddy logged on, and tricking him into giving her full guild bank access"......seriously, I still can't believe that someone expected us to believe that story....anyway...The bottom line is, there were two sides to this. People who said authenticators are great and would protect us all and those who said authenticators are useful as another security measure, but not the end all.I guess we have a winner to that debate from the article a couple months back...
3-01-2010 @ 10:03PM
@DarkseidYou're correct that we need to focus on layered security, but it is worth remembering that authenticators are still more protection than nothing at all though, since they will stop the common keylogger attack. One might even infer that these attacks were implemented to make people think that authenticators are useless and keep the pool of potential victims high, who knows?
3-03-2010 @ 8:03AM
@jbodarThe minute Blizzard suggested mandatory Authenticators, the effort to beat an authenticator would have automatically redoubled. Looks like it was a success, thanks for proving my point. Keep your system clean, and there won't be any viruses to steal your account. The ONE thing that the Authenticator will protect your account from, is the force method of hacking. For that, get a better password. And no, my password isn't that great either.
3-04-2010 @ 5:48AM
@HunterThey WILL protect your account from common keyloggers though, as long as they do not use MITM. Saying 'keep your system clean' is all well and good, but it's like saying 'keep hackers out of your network' and yet companies use intrusion detection and harden their internal security as well. Funny, eh? That's because you are better off using layered defenses, so that, should one fail, the attacker hits yet another roadblock.
3-30-2010 @ 12:08PM
still time for me to be careless, but Ive been playing 2+years, into my third now, i have never had my account compromised (what i call it cause hacked seems to easy to explain it) i change my pass now and then and i don't let anyone know my info I'm careful to what sites i go to and if i suspect something i virus scan my comp, i wont say they don't sometimes hack, but i have a good feeling that that is not what is happening, this is one thing but ya gotta take steps to be careful, what i just listed is easy to do. that said i still feel bad for those who get their account taken from them for however long or whatever reason, and careless for those of you linking the word to stupid is not stupidity ty, there is no need to say someones stupid, notice how i said it ;)
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