07/29/2011 05:23 AMPosted by AnshahakYes they did. Try actually reading the 13 threads in the tech services forum.
No they did not prove it was possible. They proved nothing. See the difference is what you consider proof. The "tests" going on in that thread are a whole bunch of people tinkering with logging in from different locations trying to figure out how it works and coming up to conclusions. Those conclusions are highly influenced by your opinion that the change weakens the authenticators security, and therefor, are completely biased.
If you want real testing, you'd have to have someone that KNOWS exactly how the authenticator system functions, and knows the full details on the fingerprinting system, then to try to break through it. It's called regression testing. Regression testers are there to investigate every way possible to hack the authenticator. Blizzard has very likely been doing this for months before the authenticator change went live, and they would not have released it if they didn't think it was ready.
Like I said earlier, I'll take the testing done by Blizzard's professionals over the testing done by the "forum IT professionals" any day of the week.