Dec 7th 2010 5:39PM /roll
Dec 6th 2010 7:40PM /roll please & thank you :D
Feb 28th 2010 1:17PM The solution to this is relatively simple, and one that has been used by organizations that use RSA key tokens (basically the same as an Authenticator) to prevent man in the middle attacks:
Encrypt the login session.
Blizzard would need to change the client so that initial setup of the communication channel occurred by having the client connect to the login servers in order to get the username/password screen, but in doing so it would prevent this type of attack - because as soon as you hit enter, the data is encrypted and sent to Blizzard. If the article is correct on how this particular attack works, they are using hooks into the login screen of the WoW client in order to capture the data. If those hooks no longer exists, because that screen is no longer part of the client, then this should prevent the attack. This would require that Blizzard implement some decent encryption - SSL is a start, but there are other solutions.
Jan 3rd 2010 2:21PM I'm in!
Jan 2nd 2010 2:20PM Mine!
Apr 17th 2009 5:09PM "Also, now being a software developer, I DO have a need to speak first hand to my customers(whether that be a finance department or HR or whatever). While the software I write is not gaming software the idea is similar."
What kind of software do you write? Seriously, I want to make sure my company never does business with you or your associates - ever.
Like it or not, "8 Million whining b!tches" ARE Blizzard's customers - without them, there would be no WoW, period. You don't seem to understand that fact, but you really ought to - if you do indeed write software. I have never known anyone to write software for users that don't exist.
If you do, then you're just a big f'in failure, aren't you?
Apr 17th 2009 5:02PM WTF?
My major issue with this move is major class changes that no one has a chance to prepare for - instead, it all gets dumped on patch day.
GTFO your high horse and go back in your hole
Apr 17th 2009 4:19PM Honestly? Really, they're seriously thinking about this?
Then when they implement it I'm canceling all 4 of the household accounts.
I will not pay a monthly fee, only to be blindsided on patch day with changes that I had no clue about, and, in some cases, completely change the way the game is played. Bullsh!t.
That said, Blizzard does need a better way to test than most of what's one on the PTR's. As other people have mentioned, that method of testing is full of holes. Perhaps instead of just letting anyone who wanted to test in to test, they should specifically invite certain groups that they've identified as being the caliber of player they need to test.
Of course, that might also lead to low-level content getting broken, and no one knowing about it. Has happened several times.