Jun 1st 2009 1:26PM I was trying to explain this to someone else as well.
I worked at Nintendo for a while, and guess what? They hire their own testers. They don't just get random temps from some agency. That way, they have full control of who sees what and for how long.
I could not imagine that Blizzard would be any less secure.
Jun 1st 2009 12:00AM Why dont you go to his blog, that is the second link listed in the article, and find out?
May 31st 2009 4:45PM Why would she IP Mask to make it look like they all came from the same place? That makes her look like a liar, it does not support her version of the story.
May 31st 2009 4:43PM In situations like this, people come out of the woodwork to argue just for the sake of arguing.
You don't agree. We get it. Now stop paying attention to the thing you don't care about and let us have our discussions.
May 31st 2009 2:56PM She just privatized the blog again. Doesnt like the new info that came out?
May 31st 2009 2:54PM Agreed, if the IP evidence showed contacts all over the place, the arguement could be made that there ARE 7 Ferraro's, or they were using Proxy's to cover their tracks.
This is very damming evidence that this is one person or a very few amount of people.
Unless all 7 of them live in the same house.....
May 20th 2009 5:09PM You should read my response on the thread I was supposed to reply to. I added a bit from what is here.
Basically I said it is entirely possible do take the data they are having us upload using the .EXE and just have us upload the file ourselves. Many other guild managing addons do that, to have the data like WoW.com wants, but without having to resort to an .EXE.
The only thing the .EXE does is automate a process we could do ourselves.
May 20th 2009 4:11PM @AyaJulia
Before anyone gets all mad, I am not trying to tarnish the integrity of WoW.com or anything like that, I am just doing my duty in pointing out things that I see as dangerous.
I'm understand the technical reason of why they chose an .EXE to be used to do their thing, but it is not the only way. They did it this way to make it easy and automated. They very well could have made everything export to a file, which you then uploaded to your WoW.com account, much like GuildLaunch does with their addon that tracks professions and gear of the members of your guild. Bottom line is, it is not NECESSARY to use an .EXE, its just the easier, unsafer way.
Now granted, their addon could be tracking something I dont know about that absoltuley has to be don't this way, but I doubt it.
The point I am trying to make is that this site, totally 100% all about World of Warcraft, distributing an addon that includes an .EXE file, is going to be a very probable target for malicious attack, by changing the .EXE to have some thing bad in it and trying to redistribute, or they might try attacking the WoW.com servers to get their version in to make WoW.com unknowingly distribute something bad in their addon.
And as a site that has had many articles about addons and security, that has before clamored that you should never find . EXE files in your addons and to be extremely wary of ones that do, I think it is a bit startling that they themselves now have an addon, and didn't even think to explain to the common populous as to WHY they need a .EXE and how they are keeping the addon users safe.