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3-31-2012 @ 4:52PM
My guess is that a website is inherently less secure than a custom built app, and it's easier to lift the log in information for IE/Firefox/Opera than the WoW Client. So when you log in with WoW, and the server sees it's from a specific client at a specific IP that logged in with a specific account, then it's safer to assume the person is the same and all is well without needing the Authenticator again.With a Web Browser, it's possible it saved the password for the users convenience (the WoW client doesn't do this) and someone else could be on and retrieved it. As they can't be certain it's the same person, they ask to reauthenticate.
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