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12-15-2010 @ 12:06AM
UGH! Blizz, c'mon, Really?"please click on the link included in the email's body to choose a new password."NO! Oh, God, please no!Never, EVER click the link in the email Ever! EVAR!!!!!11111one!Type "us.battle.net" into your address bar MANUALLY. Never take it for granted that that link goes to where they want you to think it does!
12-15-2010 @ 12:22AM
If you check to be sure, the link would be fine.
12-15-2010 @ 1:34AM
Irony, really. After all the warnings Blizzard has given people about how to deal with phishing emails...Couldn't they have worded that a little differently?
12-15-2010 @ 1:44AM
Hahaha, I was scrolling down to post the exact same thing. Here they are, pushing account security... by encouraging some really terrible practices.They definitely should have included a detailed explanation of how to reach the password reset option from the site, instead--accompanied by a reminder to never click links in emails to things that will ask you to enter your password.Facepalm.
12-15-2010 @ 4:16PM
Actually, checking is not sufficient, as there are many characters in the unicode set that look identical. There are for instance two a's -- the second is located at 1072
12-15-2010 @ 3:08AM
That was what actually prompted me to ignore it as a phishing email when I got it.
12-15-2010 @ 10:59AM
Yeah, I thought the same thing and deleted the email. Didn't even question that it might be for real. That they wanted me to click a link indicated to me it was not legit, so their gone.My password for gawker is not even remotly the same as the one I use for battle.netBut, I suppose it's time for me to change it anyway. Still...bad move, Blizz.
12-15-2010 @ 6:32PM
Type "us.battle.net" into your address bar MANUALLY. Never take it for granted that that link goes to where they want you to think it does!I did that, and went to the reset page, and reset my password there... and then was unable to login for 36 hours, presumably because battle.net authentication servers can't handle nested resets, or perhaps the load of so many resets FUBARed the process.Anyway, Blizz customer service was no help, and treated my request for them to fix the mess was a report of a hacked account. Now my account is locked down.And my WoW password is not shared with any other account, person, nor is it even written down. PLUS, I have an authenticator.The whole farking password reset was unnecessary to begin with... and now my account is locked because of their total, utter stupidity. I'm pissed, to say the least.
12-15-2010 @ 7:02PM
That certainly sucks, but has nothing to do with the quote you used. Clicking the link, even with it being legit, an performing the same action would have yeilded the same result.
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