1.Computers get controlled every day by people other than their owners. (botnets)
2.People get keyloggers on their computer.
3.You don't have to use your authenticator everytime you login.
Those three things right there are a recipe for authenticator circumvention.
1. if you have this prob., you have very basic problems knowing how to protect what is yours and should not be on the internet.
2. same as #1
3. don't need one, cause i know how to protect my 'puter and behave on the internet, and not about to feed more $$ to blizz. never been hacked, never will.
now please everyone !@#$ about any security issues...the security issues are YOURS, they made the authenticator to cover your dumb@$$es for stuff you couldn't handle yourselves. if you're stupid enough to play on a public network (cafe/airport, etc) you deserve whatever you got, although, if you are tech savvy and your security settings are up to snuff, you can actually get away with it safely.
/done with this BS...
Yes you may have never been hacked and maybe you never will, but its still possible that you can. And don't say you can't, because if you knew anything about computers you know its a possibility. As for money, blizzard makes nothing off the authenticator. Yes security is our responsibility, all the authenticator does is add another layer which if someone wanted more protection for their account they would be smart to get one. And if you had actually bothered to read anything you would know that some people can only play from public access.