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4-19-2011 @ 8:04AM
Never. But storys of guildies beeing hacked made me use an authenticator.
4-19-2011 @ 9:14AM
Same here ...And since the authenticator app on the iPhone is free and you get a nice little Corehound Pup ... there is no reason not to get that extra safety!
4-19-2011 @ 9:26AM
My son's account got hacked yesterday. We noticed him online while he was at a friend's house, his char was unresponsive to guild-chat and whispers. We logged into his account, but were immediately kicked back out.So I changed his password, we logged in, and found his char in Hyjal, with his bags practically full of herbs. (and all his gear still on him). So we said thank you to the gods of chinese herb farmers, and are now trying to figure out how we can get them to bot-farm some more herbs for us ;)I have no idea why they didn't loot the guildbank (tons of herbs, gold, ore, etc) but I am not complaining. We're going to format his laptop this weekend and see about getting him an authenticator so we can prevent this in the future.
4-19-2011 @ 9:30AM
My worst day ever was being hacked despite using an authenticator... compromised via curse's auto-update utility.Oh well :-(
4-19-2011 @ 10:21AM
I don't know how you were compromised jhestor but it wasn't curse's autoupdater. More likely it was on a webpage you visited and you didn't even realize it at the time.
4-19-2011 @ 10:24AM
I havent been personally and I use authenticator nowdays but heres story of my old guild:We HAD to register to guild website, for forums and stuff like that. No problems there I thought, "good to keep contact to".That was about 3 years ago at start of wrath before battle net merges etc.But sadly and bit rudely I have to say, our guild master was little blue-eyed, "bad with computers" and just foolish as was most of the guildies. Nice people, not that bright..So why I'm telling this? Well it happens that our guild master was not so clever or responsible, so he one day got his account hacked after clicking links on their email..It didnt take long until the keyloggers found out that he was guild leader and had website to run with EVERYONES email..So that means that everyone in the guild started getting phishing emails because naturally they all used same email as wow account.. (before battle net merge so they werent that careful). I was wondering how the heck my other email started getting phishing emails from wow, I mean how in the world would they know THAT address because I used another? Well some digging found out that oh yeah, I used that to register to old guilds website..So in the end 6 out of 14 guildies got hacked. Yep.. like I said, nice people but not that bright. It goes without saying but if you havent already, go change your email address off from any wow related site to something else than battle net one!I'm still utterly bitter how irresponsible the guy is, he is guild leader after all!I'm STILL getting spam email from him and hes computer must be filled with keyloggers (example everytime you talked to the guy thro msn you would get advertise to shady sites) after repeatedly saying to clean up the computer but "its fine I dont feel anything besides who cares its not like I have anything to hide on my websites". Seriously..?
4-19-2011 @ 1:43PM
no but i've had about a thousand emails saying it was from 'blizzard' (or bl1zzard or blizzord) wanting me to verify my account at a different website each time and threatening me that my account will be banned forever if i don't... what's interesting is that i've never used that email for anything except my wow account (and i run avg regularly) so the only way the would-be hackers could have got my email was from blizzard.
4-19-2011 @ 2:05PM
@renork: hate to burst your bubble, but there was indeed an episode where the Curse auto-updater was implicated in a compromise issue. I do not know if it was specifically the auto-updater itself, the installer for the auto-updater, or the installer for one of the addons being updated. But I do remember those tales, although "verily, I did not witness it myself".
4-19-2011 @ 4:37PM
@Eirik anecdotal third-hand stories are not proof. I have heard the same stories but no one has ever come forward with any proof it ever happened, just stories. Like Bigfoot, I doubt it ever happened. It was a rumor most likely started by jerks that didn't like Curse charging for premium services. I've had the Curse client since beta and premium service since it was offered and my account (with authenticator) has never been hacked.
4-20-2011 @ 11:00AM
@Izzy: It happened to me back in early 2006, and on an email and computer that I only used with WoW and Curse. These stories don't come from nowhere, man.
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