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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Blizzard annouces they have been hacked. Reply with quote

http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/securityupdate.html
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, man that sucks. I had to change my password yesterday, as suggested for all US players. Doesn't bode well that they are doing away with the phone authentication as well (not the app, though).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hybuir wrote:
Doesn't bode well that they are doing away with the phone authentication as well (not the app, though).


I think that's at least partly down to people not reading properly and thinking that one was the same as the app or a physical authenticator, then bitching at Blizz when they still got hacked.

Whole thing's a pain but I have to say I'm impressed it took so long for a breach to happen, given the size of the company and high profile of its games, it's gotta be a pretty big target. Lucky for me only email addresses were taken for European players but I changed my password and login address anyway, figuring I'll likely be getting phishing mail to my old login address soon, now it's been harvested; I try to keep WoW on a unique address so I can easily tell real mails from fake ones!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why phone authentication is not a thought thru idea.

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/all/

Using a resource that is easily hacked to protect other resources..
not the smartest idea on the block.

Never link accounts that are not required to to be linked.

Never use the same password for different accounts.

Whenever possible.. use unique ID's for everything. This is one of the reasons I obtained my own domain and have for important access my own email post office.. with that I have unlimited email ID's (in the same domain).

I always know which of my correspondents leaked my information to others and can quickly limit or kill off any possible damage.
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