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Breakfast Topic: What are you doing to protect your account? {WoW}

Jan 16th 2010 11:20AM @Unexpected EOF
Please, enlighten us to how Linux has a "Non-exsistant" security model.

I have a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Networking and systems administration with a specialization in Unix systems, and network security. I am currently employed by the government at a research lab. I am saying this all so that when I say BS in response to your statement, you understand my background.

Linux as a whole, has no set in stone security policies. What you get depends mainly on the distribution. Standard configuration for Fedora 12 (what I'm running) comes set up with iptables firewall and SELinux on by default. Also you are unable to log in as root (for you Windows people this is Administrator). Thus it requires that you type in your root password any time you install anything (ie a keylogger). SElinux is mainly there to make sure nothing on the system that is of value should change (it can be a real pain about it). As I understand it, Ubuntu follows the same standard security setup.

What do I myself use to secure my home system?
I am running Fedora 12 as I said on my main system running WoW under crossover. SELinux enabled, and with iptables firewall. I also have a separate security server running openbsd. This server runs snort, and AIDE. Snort is used for detecting break in attempts on the network that pose a threat. AIDE is a program that scans a system to basically make sure that nothing has changed. Note you need to configure both Snort and AIDE yourself to exactly what you want. Finally I run a old beat up Sonicwall as my primary firewall to the outside.

This is not really in place to protect my WoW account. It's more of a side hobby.

Breakfast Topic: What class mechanics have you had to learn to deal with? {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2009 11:31AM @ Slog
Yep, that quest was a right of passage. Still should be.

@Jay
I understand agro mechanics. Know this, kiting is a form of cc. This was in PoS where our healer was having difficulty keeping the tank up on normal pulls. This pull we had agroed a bit more than the tank could take (in damage). It was that pull when you go up the ramp and a few scourge spawn behind you. The group in front of us had been agroed. So I decided to trap one, and kite the other.
I was trying to save the group, apparently, I failed to save them as they all died. Kiting has it's uses in dungeons and raids, always has, you just need to know when to use it.

PS: I'm bad at using these comments :P (ignore my comment on the next page)

Breakfast Topic: What class mechanics have you had to learn to deal with? {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2009 9:32AM @ Slog
Yep, that quest was a right of passage. Still should be.

@Jay
I understand ago mechanics. Know this, kiting is a form of cc. This was in PoS where our healer was having difficulty keeping the tank up on normal pulls. This pull we had agroed a bit more than the tank could take (in damage). It was that pull when you go up the ramp and a few scourge spawn behind you. The group in front of us had been agroed. So I decided to trap one, and kite the other.
I was trying to save the group, apparently, I failed to save them as they all died. Kiting has it's uses in dungeons and raids, always has, you just need to know when to use it.

Breakfast Topic: What class mechanics have you had to learn to deal with? {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2009 8:58AM Kiting,
Mostly in that some people don't know what it is. I've been kicked out of a group for kiting a mob, as the rest of the group claimed I was just running away. In the end they all died on the mobs that they had been fighting, and blamed me for the wipe for not helping. I'm a hunter btw.

Using the Corehound Pup to secure Guildbanks {WoW}

Dec 20th 2009 11:20AM I would not buy an authenticator for one simple reason. Getting my WoW account hacked is a minor inconvenience in relation to the whole picture. There are far more valuable things that can be taken from your system.

How many of you shop online? Do you use a credit card to buy things online? A keylogger can grab that credit card number just as easily as your WoW account password. Which one do you think is more valuable to you?

I see getting your WoW account hacked as a warning that other things may be out of order as well. I can't afford to have a compromised system, and therefore, I see no reason to have a contingency plan that expects that it is compromised for a simple game.

So for those of you who are say "If you don't have an Blizzard Authenticator, you are asking for trouble." Take a minute to stop and think about this.

How the WoW community is about to push the self-destruct button {WoW}

Dec 13th 2009 9:00AM Hello,
I see this from a slightly different point of view than most of you. Please note that even though I do not condone this drama as a means. I do understand why it is being done.

Before the great nerf to all content in BC, the forums where filled with many people complaining that the raid content was too hard. Many believe it was another "Minority" that got their way through complaining. Therefore, they decided that screaming louder than those before them might get the change they want.

Logical, but misguided.

Phat Loot Phursday: Onyxia Scale Cloak {WoW}

Aug 20th 2009 10:42PM Aye,
I remember someone always forgot to put on their ony cloak on our first attempt on nef for the night. Even I did once :P
Best one was when our MT forgot his cloak. We all died in a few seconds wondering what just happened.

When my guild was at he level of progression to be getting to nef, we usually brought about 20-30(depending on the group) instead of the full 40 to ony's lair. So, In theory you could have multiple raids gathering the scales faster. It prolly took about 2-3 weeks after reaching nef to have the rest of the guild with an any cloak. So it's not this year of grinding just that.

Creative posts World of Warcraft teaser {WoW}

Aug 17th 2009 6:40PM Soundblaster has joined the horde?
Damn, now I'll need to find an alliance friendly sound card...

Breakfast Topic: Which boss would you revamp for level 80? {WoW}

Aug 16th 2009 9:40AM Nefarion,
Mainly because it was a rather unique fight. The way he would pick a class and mess with them in some way.
Seeing people turn into random critters, rogues getting teleported and rooted in front of nef. With Ony back we should even be able to get the cloak to be able to fight him :)

Kinda funny though, coming from me (a hunter). As he was the reason to this day I still carry around 3 bows.

Patch 3.2.2 PTR: First impresssions of Onyxia {WoW}

Aug 15th 2009 3:02PM Several, but no, not all. It was too monotonus doing the same boss we have beaten several times before in a harder mode. Onyxi is in the past enough for it to be fun to do harder versions of older content.