Also could God microwave a burrito so hot that even He Himself could not eat it? @.@
Edit: Adds O.O and @.@
We understand the concern many players have with the recent Battle.net authenticator changes. To that end, we’re exploring the idea of adding an “Opt Out” option within Battle.net Account Management, which would then force the prompt for an authenticator code whenever you log into World of Warcraft.
To be clear, we have gone to great lengths to ensure Battle.net accounts and authenticators provide players with a high level of security. Maintaining a safe and secure Blizzard gameplay environment remains a top priority for us.
07/24/2011 11:54 AMPosted by AniiAs it appears the hackers need to get your authenticator, answer your security questions, change your password and then log in. And once they do that they can log in like any normal person. So what you're saying is, even with all that security manually putting in your authenticator is the only way to go.
no, I am saying that, that site will not likely prompt anymore
also the PW on change of location is MORE random than the authenticator
I did Bradley International -> Charlotte International > Wilmington Airport (for funeral) to Philly > to Bradley
over the course of about 3 days, I logged on at Bradley (Hartford CT), I logged on in Charlotte NC, I logged on in the hotel in Wilmington NC, I logged on in Philly and back home in CT
it NEVER had me do my security questions, that was 4 different sites from where I normally played in 3 different states(2 of which were not my normal state at the time)
I moved 10miles, it made me change(during my divorce)
I moved from CT to NC it made me change
see the issues yet? or do I need crayons?
Blizzard has a tendency to respond to whiners and ragers and malcontents. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
hence how we got this mess in the 1st place
someone whined about having to enter their code with all the disconnects... rather than fix the issue(the disconnects), we got lowered security
now all the people that like not having to enter the key are saying yeah, and all of us who want the security are saying WTF!(some of us have 2FA at work, and more)
... You log in next morning and you see that your toons were all transferred/deleted by your little brother, they'll probably fix that.. especially if you let them know immediately. However, if there is evidence that an account was being shared by two players, then they're most likely to going to leave it alone.
07/27/2011 05:07 PMPosted by TiberiasAnd as a reminder, the authenticator was never designed to prevent personal attacks like that. They are designed to keep gold-sellers out of your account.
07/27/2011 09:02 AMPosted by XanzulIt assumes you trust who you live and work with. Even with an authenticator you are still expected to practice safe internet practices in and out of your home. If people in your physical area can access your account you need to deal with that rather than whine about this issue.
where does it say they will not replace your gear if you are hacked while useing an authenticator?
I am under the impression that they review every compromise on a case by case basis. If they (or you) can't prove it was someone other than you at that particular computer logging in, then they will not restore. Correct me if I'm wrong about that.
07/27/2011 08:13 PMPosted by TomtenYou should have told Blizzard employees this before they recommended the authenticator to prevent personal attacks like that
If you log in next morning and you see that your toons were all transferred/deleted by your little brother, they will not fix that, at least they have refused to in the past.
07/27/2011 05:16 PMPosted by DreoidI am under the impression that they review every compromise on a case by case basis. If they (or you) can't prove it was someone other than you at that particular computer logging in, then they will not restore. Correct me if I'm wrong about that.
So you often find yourself in situations where you are hacked and can't prove it?
You sound like a liar.
07/27/2011 08:47 PMPosted by Ispitonyouin the event a hacker was able to break in my house get passed my computers log in password, just to hack my account because my computer doesnt require the use of a code every single time i log in.. I am more than possitive they would replace what was lost
07/27/2011 04:43 PMPosted by CaandiI haven't read all of these posts, but do people realize that banks use a similar system for logging into their bank accounts?
07/27/2011 09:11 PMPosted by TiberiasIt's very likely that adding remote desktop software to the computer may be one of the things that set it off. Especially when connecting from outside the home network.
Another thing to mention is that attack is just as difficult and tedious to pull off as the Man-in-the-Middle attack, if not moreso
out of the 11 million people playing World of Warcraft right now, there is an abundant amount of people still falling for phishing scams and not using authenticators. Hackers would rather target those people.
Also: With any remote desktop software, it has to be enabled and configured on the host computer. I highly doubt anyone will be able to bundle both a keylogger and full remote desktop software in a flash vulnerability. Not saying it's impossible, but highly unlikely.
07/27/2011 09:08 PMPosted by Texiin the event a hacker was able to break in my house get passed my computers log in password, just to hack my account because my computer doesnt require the use of a code every single time i log in.. I am more than possitive they would replace what was lost
There's some exciting new remote control software that's available for both commercial and open-source use. Products such as VNC and GoToMyPC allow you, or someone with nefarious intentions, to log into your system without having physical access to your system. Microsoft even thoughtfully included the software in your copy of Windows, where it's called "Remote Desktop".
These products were developed in the 1990's, and based on concepts from X Windows developed in the 1980's. Anyone who insists physical access is required to log into a computer is only about 30 years behind the times.
I log in on any semi-public computer - library, computer lab, friend's laptop, w/e
Here's your problem. You are complaining about Blizzard's system being faulty, but you yourself are not practicing safe playing habits.
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