Battle.net Authenticator Changes(Cont. #13)

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Well this is why windows can have more then 1 login and when you install a program such as WoW under your account it asks if it is just for that account or everyone, so if you install to every login on windows you are giving them access to that program. Best way to keep people from using your stuff is to create a guest account they can use and set a password to your administrative login or the one you use that has administrative rights then you can decide what programs they can or can't use.

As for the 13 year old glad to hear of other good tanks out there besides myself and the few. If his/her parents are smart enough they helped him/her create a windows login and password 1 he/she and the parents know and you have to figure since they pay for his/her WoW account they know that pass also for the parental controls and etc. Most teenagers like to keep to themselves when it comes to siblings I know I really kept away from my siblings at that age just let them be and did what I liked to do on my own. They are usually more personal then adults.

Besides with siblings who is to say they do not know where the authenticator is kept hidden anyway or if the kid leaves the authenticator at his/her computer. Either way this kind of rivalry thing can happen. As for a hacker actually getting through a router which is firewalled and then actually finding your computer which also more then likely has a firewall these days even if it is the windows firewall. If you happen to download a keylogger it only records what is typed into software text fields, but it does not allow them to get on your pc with remote access.

Passwords should be different per what you use email should have its certain password, games should have a certain one, sites you log into should have a certain password, and so on. Never use the same password for everything you log into.

I played for around 6 years without an authenticator until I decided to add one a few weeks ago. My room mate is my brother he decided to move in with me a few years back we do have our arguments and fights at times, but he has never messed with my stuff over it even if I had a stranger as a room mate they would not get on my computer.

I just do not see why people need to complain about this.
I just do not see why people need to complain about this.


1. It's human nature.
2. Their tin-foil hat is on too tight.
Well this is why windows can have more then 1 login and when you install a program such as WoW under your account it asks if it is just for that account or everyone, so if you install to every login on windows you are giving them access to that program. Best way to keep people from using your stuff is to create a guest account they can use and set a password to your administrative login or the one you use that has administrative rights then you can decide what programs they can or can't use.

As for the 13 year old glad to hear of other good tanks out there besides myself and the few. If his/her parents are smart enough they helped him/her create a windows login and password 1 he/she and the parents know and you have to figure since they pay for his/her WoW account they know that pass also for the parental controls and etc. Most teenagers like to keep to themselves when it comes to siblings I know I really kept away from my siblings at that age just let them be and did what I liked to do on my own. They are usually more personal then adults.

Besides with siblings who is to say they do not know where the authenticator is kept hidden anyway or if the kid leaves the authenticator at his/her computer. Either way this kind of rivalry thing can happen. As for a hacker actually getting through a router which is firewalled and then actually finding your computer which also more then likely has a firewall these days even if it is the windows firewall. If you happen to download a keylogger it only records what is typed into software text fields, but it does not allow them to get on your pc with remote access.

Passwords should be different per what you use email should have its certain password, games should have a certain one, sites you log into should have a certain password, and so on. Never use the same password for everything you log into.

I played for around 6 years without an authenticator until I decided to add one a few weeks ago. My room mate is my brother he decided to move in with me a few years back we do have our arguments and fights at times, but he has never messed with my stuff over it even if I had a stranger as a room mate they would not get on my computer.

I just do not see why people need to complain about this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l99nfgols4E Or search "Girlfriend Deletes WoW Account" on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVBsUX-zCM Search "Girlfriend Destroys PS3" on Youtube.
From Yahoo, http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091015163555AASyNMp. "Ideas to destroy ex-boyfriend's car? I just got my heartbroken, and now I want revenge. I know how much my boyfriend loves his car, so I want to tear it up."
Youtube again, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gf9IQ6Te6ss . Girlfriend destroys boyfriend's Xbox.
http://www.unigamesity.com/crazed-ex-girlfriend-destroys-a-gamers-starcraft-ii-beta-invite/ . Girl deletes her ex's Starcraft II beta key AND afterwards goes to his house and puts a brick through his window.

Guess what! If your brother is completely trustworthy, you are fortunate! There's a heck of a lot of people out there who will not hesitate to destroy a trusted possession (potentially including a WoW account) if they get mad at someone. Stop and think for a minute; how many stories have you heard about the ex-boy-/girl- friend who flipped out when dumped and wrecked something belonging to the other? Roommates are also potential issues, as can be ticked-off siblings. My father has a story from his college years where an ex cut his brake lines after they broke up. You really think a WoW account is sacrosanct?

Oh, and btw? We're already assuming that there's a hardware keylogger (only $25 on Amazon) on the computer since the person was smart enough to not give out their passwords. So how is a separate user account going to prevent the keylogger from getting the user account pw? When was the last time you looked at the back of YOUR computer?

One final thought.
    World of Warcraft - English (NA) Forums -> Hacked NOTHING Returned ...
    https://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId...sid=1...1
    19 posts - 10 authors - Last post: Aug 31, 2010
    So , My account gets hacked. I have NEVER been hacked before. ..... The compromise was on your end and until you can prove other wise (as we ...

    World of Warcraft - English (NA) Forums -> Hacked NOTHING Returned ...
    https://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId...sid=1...2
    20 posts - 8 authors - Last post: Aug 31, 2010
    I feel bad you got hacked. It sucks. But you're pushing the envelope. .... Again you have no proof because the compromise did not come from ...

    World of Warcraft - English (NA) Forums -> Crazy ex-girlfriend ...
    forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html;jsessionid...blade23...1
    14 posts - 11 authors - Last post: Jul 8, 2009
    Still, if Tom Hanks hacked my account, I think I would be more amused rather then ... And now Blizzard won't restore my items she vendored, ...

If you get hacked by a roommate/sibling/ex, there is an excellent chance that Blizzard will NOT restore the account.

Awesomeness.

I still don't get why people think it's more secure to not enter the code every time. That's like saying sometimes you don't need to enter your pw to login. Crazy. But for everyone, i am glad they are trying to make it an OPTION, so that everyone on both sides of the debate are satisfied.
Thank you all for your feedback regarding this issue. I assure you that it has all been listened to and discussed quite extensively.

Please see http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2878770591?page=8#148 for further information regarding the possibility of a future opt-out/opt-in option.

Please feel free to continue any future discussion in that thread, and thank you all again for your impassioned yet civil feedback.
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