*Falls on his knees and raises fists at the sky, screaming.*
It's not ALWAYS Chinese gold farming websites with scripts and trojans, occasionally it can be some jackass with malicious intent.
And it DOES happen. I implore you to remain skeptical in most cases but... there are cases. Especially if you use the phone app, I don't trust that thing as much as the key ring.
Anyway, who cares, my guild regularly trims the guild fat... every month in fact, if you haven't logged in in a month and not given a written and valid excuse on the forum, you've just won a kick. So if it's that... then whaaatever.
The new mobile security feature if not filled in allows them to remove your password and authenticator if they get into your e-mail.
if an officer was targeted by asian gold farmers to ransack the guild bank, i would expect blizzard to do some serious detective work and to press real life charges against whoever IP it is backlogged to.
My weekly podcast can be downloaded here this week a man robs a gas station with a BOOMERANG? wtf
Hacking anyone's account to sell gold is wrong. Just because Method is the victim doesn't mean that the perpetrator should get any heavier treatment than any other hacker.
First is the "Man in the middle" attack, where a trojan captures your auth key and credentials and steals them before they reach the server. They send the server false information, so it returns an "invalid password" error to you, while quietly whisking the valid info back to the attacker (who has approx 60-30sec to log in)
Second is "Social Engineering", where you capture the credentials of the user, send a note to blizz customer service saying "I've lost my authenticator, I need it removed so I can apply a new one" they ask for your secret question, date of birth, and a product key of any game attached to your account. You can mine the first two simply enough by googling around facebook, twitter, etc getting "happy birthday" messages with a date-stamp. Worst case is that you have to send them a photoshopped scan of a driver's licence. (Which, btw, is fraud.) to get around the product key issue.
I'm sure there's several other valid ways to undermine the system.
There's no such thing as "Perfect" when it comes to security. Things have gotten better, but in a world of humans every system we create and maintain is inherently imperfect and susceptible to manipulation.
How did this reach 5 pages?
Why do you people care about a guild/people that you will never be involved with?
There was a chariot racing around the stadium, and on that chariot sat a fly. As a great dust arose, both from the pounding of the horses' hooves, and also from the turning of the wheels, the fly exclaimed, "Oh what a mighty dust I have stirred up!"
"If MMORPG players were around when God said, "Let their be light"
they'd have called the light gay, and plunged the universe back into darkness by squatting their nutsacks over it."
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Edit : Cool another thread filled with LFR drones parroting the same absurdities again. Sigh.