So I have not been hacked but know enough about the subject to know that it can happen to anyone. My question if someone could assist me "is the hacks happening via Public Game", Private Games or Hard Core.
I have an authenticator as one of my friends recommended it, and at the time I told him that I didn't think I needed one, but after reading all of this, I agree that it is important. Hacking is a bunch of crap, and usually used by those who are not good enough to go through game without stealing someone else things.
Sad that we live in an age where a game has to be a new means of theft. And as to Blizzard. Yes Blizzard is a major gaming company, and do well when all is working right, but as someone said in an earlier post, let us not forget about Playstation and XBOX Live who were both hacked. It is obvious enough that these two companies are much larger then Blizzard itself but it happened anyway.
My only issue with this whole thing is "why not just say thats what happened and fix it" cause let's face it; your not giving any information as to what happened, and 75% of the people playing your games are much more educated with computers then you think and know what a hack looks like.
I think that if you would just tell everyone that you were hacked and that you fkd up and made right by the users, things would not be so bad. By you not giving any information as to what happened you basically saying that we suffer cause of your mistake. Thats not right. You want us to spend the $60 on your game and then have to play it via your time frame (when server is working) but not give any information as to what the hell happened?
Priorities are obviously not in order on this one. Though I was not hacked I hate to see those that were hacked, cause it has happened to me in the past. Here is the major thing, I have a few degrees all in the computer industry, and what I know about "hacking" is this;
A)Hacking = Bruteforcing yourself into a secure system. This can happen but takes a bit of time unless of course the security software on the server is out of date (Sony Playstation via Apache Server).
B)Authenticators = A good tool but not fullproof by any means, as no method to date is 100% fullproof. Thousands of people daily get hacked (not Blizzard) using an authenticator of a sorts, and anti virus or mal-ware protection. These are not fullproof. Remember this as my college professor use to say daily in Networking "if someone can build it someone can break it."
C)Protection = The best protection is the protection you have yourself. Make sure you don't open random emails no matter what they say. Blizzard though having issues right now is not ever going to email you for no reason unless you request something. Turn spam protection on in your email. Get an email client, by doing this you eliminate even going to the website and having the chance of this happening. Change passwords on services you use daily, don't make them easy. Don't let your friend use your info for any reason at all. Its your info and your responsible for it.
Note: Blizzard do your jobs and fix this.
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