Diablo® III

The hacker found (with screenshot)

hello? OK il go get an authenticator, can you give me back my items, Stunrun? NO.
And, havent you read in the same forum about someone having authenticator and still got hacked?
Edited by Funchum#1841 on 5/21/2012 9:09 AM PDT
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Seriously, I will never to this day understand why people are getting hacked all of the time. It's SO simple not to get hacked.

Here is a list of software that EVERYONE should have installed and always updated:

MalwareBytes
Ad-Aware
Avast (insert your favorite anti virus app here) anti virus
PeerBlocker

Your system at a MINIMUM should have the above installed and running and up to date.

Tips for making sure you don't get hacked/password stolen:

1. NEVER use the same password for different sites. That's just plain dumb, and I won't explain it because if you can't figure that out on your own, there is no hope for you.

2. Never install toolbars from software. What is the point of a toolbar? I had to clean people's systems where they had 20+ toolbars installed into their browsers....seriously people are dumb.

3. Don't download ANY kind of software from sites you don't know about. If the browser doesn't already have it installed, then you don't need it. Go a a videosite and it wants you to download their "viewing program"? Hell no, if you got VLC or some other superior video software on your system you already have the codecs you need. You shouldn't "need" anything else to watch videos.

4. Don't share your password. Not because you shouldn't trust your friend or whatever to do something, but because if the person you are sharing your password with might not be doing the things I listed here. They might be dumb as a fracking tree stump.

5. Make sure in your folder settings that extensions are always shown. If you can't see extensions and just click on things, your going to get infected. If anyone clicks on something that says "Picture" for instance and you can't see the extension, it might possibly be an .exe file. AKA: smart people use the tactic of naming something that they know your average idiot will click on without thinking because they know that Windows comes preinstalled with the extensions of files not showing by default, and idiots always click on things without actually reading what they are clicking on.

I bet that's the number one reason why people's computers are infected because they install something without knowing its an actual program and NOT a mp3 or a picture. The dumbest thing Microsoft has done is try to emulate the Mac by hiding extensions. That's just dumb. First thing I do when I install an OS is set all of the folder attributes to the way smart people want them, aka we want to see EVERYTHING, not some default cookie cutter low IQ approach that MS likes to set.
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Thank you for your "prevent being hacked advice" but i believe most of us here are not kids and we basically know whats good and not. And to that, "YES, I KNOW EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID ABOVE. AND YES IVE BEEN DOING THAT SINCE. AND YES, YOU ARE THE SMARTEST PERSON ALIVE TO KNOW THAT AND OTHERS DONT."

The hacker's profile
Benzonia#1442
ONLY Killed diablo Normal mode, no other achievements on boss kills unlocked

played 2hours+ (almost 3hours) with barbarian lv 1 and also with monk lv 1
Character names:
Barbarians:
CKEA, lvdke, veksfk
Monk: saw it but forgot to note it

Witch doctor: tylztj (played 13hours and only at lv 2)
Other characters: unknown but probably level 1 as well as he doesnt have other achievements unlocked

No DH and Wiz chars

possibly associated with the hacker, Bennywoods#1235 with witch doctor lv 53 named Bennywoods.
Edited by Funchum#1841 on 5/21/2012 10:00 AM PDT
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05/21/2012 09:00 AMPosted by Stunrun
ill say it again get an authenticator


An authenticator is better than nothing, but unfortunately even people with authenticators have been getting hacked.
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85 Troll Mage
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Damn, so many people being hacked for the past few days judging by all these threads.
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Proptip:

If you're having a problem remembering a password like - !8djJKNz22%# Use word entropy with common words to make it simple. I.e. Greenshoesflyhard (see now walk away from your computer, you've probably already memorized it)

An example in action: https://xkcd.com/936/ --Even /. math geeks figure that this isn't perfect, but if you're using a new one every 6mo or so, a good entropic password made from common words will still take 16 years to guess, even with the most powerful GPU crackers available.
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100 Night Elf Druid
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05/21/2012 06:26 AMPosted by Nakieon
This whole hacking rampage thing actually makes me scared to play the game. Good job, Blizzard.


You are not prepared!!!

--for the hacker
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Seriously, I will never to this day understand why people are getting hacked all of the time. It's SO simple not to get hacked.

Here is a list of software that EVERYONE should have installed and always updated:

MalwareBytes
Ad-Aware
Avast (insert your favorite anti virus app here) anti virus
PeerBlocker

Your system at a MINIMUM should have the above installed and running and up to date.

Tips for making sure you don't get hacked/password stolen:

1. NEVER use the same password for different sites. That's just plain dumb, and I won't explain it because if you can't figure that out on your own, there is no hope for you.

2. Never install toolbars from software. What is the point of a toolbar? I had to clean people's systems where they had 20+ toolbars installed into their browsers....seriously people are dumb.

3. Don't download ANY kind of software from sites you don't know about. If the browser doesn't already have it installed, then you don't need it. Go a a videosite and it wants you to download their "viewing program"? Hell no, if you got VLC or some other superior video software on your system you already have the codecs you need. You shouldn't "need" anything else to watch videos.

4. Don't share your password. Not because you shouldn't trust your friend or whatever to do something, but because if the person you are sharing your password with might not be doing the things I listed here. They might be dumb as a fracking tree stump.

5. Make sure in your folder settings that extensions are always shown. If you can't see extensions and just click on things, your going to get infected. If anyone clicks on something that says "Picture" for instance and you can't see the extension, it might possibly be an .exe file. AKA: smart people use the tactic of naming something that they know your average idiot will click on without thinking because they know that Windows comes preinstalled with the extensions of files not showing by default, and idiots always click on things without actually reading what they are clicking on.

I bet that's the number one reason why people's computers are infected because they install something without knowing its an actual program and NOT a mp3 or a picture. The dumbest thing Microsoft has done is try to emulate the Mac by hiding extensions. That's just dumb. First thing I do when I install an OS is set all of the folder attributes to the way smart people want them, aka we want to see EVERYTHING, not some default cookie cutter low IQ approach that MS likes to set.


So true. If those people are that sophisticated wouldn't they rather go after you online bank accounts instead of game accounts?
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So true. If those people are that sophisticated wouldn't they rather go after you online bank accounts instead of game accounts?

They do. Banks simply cover the losses and prosecute the offenders when found. But to be honest in terms of theft and security? For those guys skimming US credit cards(because the majority still aren't chipped yet), along with debit cards makes more sense. Much harder to do in Canada for example, because all credit cards are chipped along with our debit cards(here a debit card is a cheque card in the US--not a credit card). They're still catching up to this in Canada.
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Bump until fixed.
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bump till resolve.
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05/21/2012 07:30 AMPosted by Kefka
Yup, totally Blizzard's fault that people don't know how to properly secure their computer.


Yeah that's probably the case when thousands of players have been cleaned out on the very same day. Use your brain before you post please.
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90 Draenei Shaman
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What I haven't seen in any of the OP's posts is the presence of an authenticator.
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They probably are hacking the andriod IOS for the blizzard app passwords on authenticators ... relatively simple & a prime target with that bundle on the phone.
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Proptip:

If you're having a problem remembering a password like - !8djJKNz22%# Use word entropy with common words to make it simple. I.e. Greenshoesflyhard (see now walk away from your computer, you've probably already memorized it)

An example in action: https://xkcd.com/936/ --Even /. math geeks figure that this isn't perfect, but if you're using a new one every 6mo or so, a good entropic password made from common words will still take 16 years to guess, even with the most powerful GPU crackers available.


Holy.

Thanks for this. I had NO idea.
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89 Orc Shaman
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Was hoping for some confirmation:
I have an authenticator and have been seeing people in the "Recently played with" section.. Never heard of them nor seen them. I do not normally play public games either-normally I play alone or with specific people.

Is this an indication of someone doing something with my account?
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