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12-15-2010 @ 12:06AM
Hmm, I found myself wondering if the people getting these emails might think they were phishing and delete them.
12-15-2010 @ 2:25AM
I did. It's like, I checked the header, and I kept looking, and even though everything checked out, they violated their number one friggin rule. :/ And then sent it to people who are already paranoid and on edge because shenanigans are already happening on other accounts? Yeah, don't really care if it was real. Better safe than sorry.
12-15-2010 @ 7:55AM
Probably, I know I would have. There shouldn't have been a link in the email though, Blizzard should have just given people text instructions on what to do.
12-15-2010 @ 9:03AM
The mailer address and sent by fields are really though to forge. Moreover, the address provided was a battle.net address. That mail was authentic. When I first saw the post on the phishing attempts I thought they used a valid email instead of the phishing attempt email...By the way google highlight valid links
12-15-2010 @ 9:25AM
Email headers are easy to forge if you know how. Sure the IP addresses can't be forged but you can easily change the from address and name to your liking. Blizzard should not put links into their emails for their players, they can easily explain where to go and we should be capible of acting on thouse instructions.
12-15-2010 @ 1:49PM
I deleted the email, even though everything looked correct. I know headers can be faked for all that it's difficult -- after all, the hackers were skilled. Then I opened a whole new window, logged into Battlenet from there, and made the changes I thought best.
12-15-2010 @ 2:08PM
I didn't delete their email, but I sure as heck didn't click on any of the links, even when they appeared to be completely legit when I "copy link location"-"paste into notepad"-ed them.
-----Dave Dec 15th 2010 9:03AMThe mailer address and sent by fields are really though to forge...-----Those are trivial to forge. It is harder to hide the real source of an email as reported by received headers. But spammers do forge those as well in an attempt to obfuscate the source. Then it becomes a game of tracing back the mail handlers that you (think you) can trust and stopping where the trail becomes questionable. I hazard to guess that a relatively small percentage of people know to do this much less realize it's possible. And even then, it requires some technical knowledge to understand what one is reading and where the trail becomes bogus. The general rule of thumb is that unencrypted email is less trustworthy than a postcard.
12-15-2010 @ 8:32PM
I got one and my GF got one.Unless I 1) Can't login2) Get a Blue pst in-game with a clear GM tag and a Gm chat window message3) Get a phone call from blizzI don't touch any email that pretends to have anything to do with wow.And guess what, i've never been hacked, and my account has never had any trouble despite the millions of "Urgent" blizz mails I received in the last 4-5 years.My GF on the other hand, I have to almost tie her up to keep her from spoon-feeding her infos. Some people are just a shitload more guillable than others, its ridiculous.
12-18-2010 @ 12:02AM
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