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    Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    Trojan succesfully hacks Authenticator Protected Accounts
    A new virus spawned on the internet a few days ago and seems to be the first trojan capable of hacking a WoW account protected by an Authenticator. It was confirmed by Blizzard a few hours ago.
    Originally Posted by Kropacius (Blue Tracker)
    After looking into this, it has been escalated, but it is a Man in the Middle attack.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-in-the-middle_attack

    This is still perpetrated by key loggers, and no method is always 100% secure.
    Basically, what the virus does is fairly simple after you're infected :
    • The next time you log in World of Warcraft, the game asks for your Authenticator code.
    • The virus intercepts it, send it to another server, and sends a wrong one to Blizzard = You get an error.
    • The people behind the virus now have a few seconds/minutes to use the "real" code while it's valid to change your password / empty your account / guild bank.

    How to check if you're infected
    Just search for a file named "emcor.dll" on your computer, it is most likely located in "C:\Users\(Your user name)\AppData\Temp" but I suggest that you check everything just to be sure. If you do find the file, delete it and make sure you update your anti-virus to prevent any further problem.

    To be honest, if you found this file your account is probably already compromised.

    What does it mean exactly?
    • Yes, you can get hacked even if you have an authenticator, the chances are MUCH lower but you're not invulnerable.
    • It definitely isn't an excuse to not have an authenticator. We're talking about a single virus here and the authenticator will save your ass 99% of the time.
    • Get a decent anti-virus, buy an authenticator, you'll be safe.


    New Icecrown Citadel Quests in Patch 3.3.3 [SPOILER]
    Patch 3.3.3 added even more quests to the Icecrown Citadel! They all seem to be part of the same questline and according to the descriptions we can assume it will start from Item #51315, most likely dropped by the Lich King.

    • Quests descriptions aren't available yet, the description text for each quest is a transcript of the sound files.
    • We can't know for sure how it will drop, the 3 possibilities are: A drop from the Lich King in 25-Man Heroic Mode, drop from the Lich King in 10-Man Heroic Mode, Shadowmourne extra quest rewards.

    Thanks to Tyrsenus and the wonderful users who did most of the work in this forum thread.

    Quest - Quest: Personal Property
    Reward - Item #51316 (Maybe the loot bag for the other items?)
    Description
    Bring the Sealed Chest to Highlord Darion Mograine in Icecrown Citadel.

    You can detect no hinges or openings on this box. Were it not for the shifting of items inside, it could easily be mistaken for solid metal. If anyone could know the method of its opening, it would be Highlord Mograine.

    Presumably, opening the box will contain five items, which the player will then return to their respective owners:

    Quest - Jaina's Locket
    Reward - Item #52251 - Might be tied to Portal: Dalaran. (1 min cooldown)
    Description
    What's this? He... he kept it.. all this time he kept it! I knew! I sensed a part of him still alive... trapped... struggling. Oh Arthas! Perhaps he might someday remember from what he once was... By the Light may he at last find rest, free from the icy grip of that terrible blade!

    Quest - Muradin's Lament
    Reward - Item #52251 - Possibly a flavor item to transform into a Frostborn - Frostborn Illusion - Screenshot
    Description
    Oh lad, how I missed those endless days in Lordaeron, sharpening your skill with this dull blade. Forging you into a weapon meant to withstand the demands of a great destiny. Heh… You sure put them skills to use, didn't you lad? If only I'd been able to stop you that day, how different things migha' been. If only I'da never discovered that accursed blade. Farewell, Arthas, my brother.

    Quest - Sylvanas' Vengeance
    Reward - Item #52253 - Possibly another flavor item, probably tied to the Lament of the Highborne spell.
    Description
    So, it is done. I had not dared to trust my senses. Too many times has the Lich King made me to be a fool. Finally, he has been made to pay for the atrocities he imposed upon my people. May Azeroth never fail to remember the horrible price we paid for our weakness, for our pride. But what now, Hero? What of those freed from his grasp but still shackled to their mortal coils? Leave me. I have much to ponder.

    Quest - The Lightbringer's Redemption
    Reward - Item #52252 - Tabard of the Lightbringer - Screenshot.
    Description
    Arthas... Alas, hero of Azeroth. You give me a greater gift than you know. Long have I struggled to forgive the prince for his terrible transgressions. My soul has been wracked with unbearable anxiety, dark thoughts, distancing me from the light. I recall clearly... the gleam of pride in his eye as he stood before me, eager to defeat the enemies of the light... eager to defend his people, no matter the cost. It is this memory of Arthas that I choose to keep in my heart. I shall always be in your debt, friend. Thank you.

    Quest - Mograine's Reunion
    Reward - Item #52200 (Mount!)
    Description
    Alexandros: Darion, my son. At last I am able to lay my eyes upon you again. The Lich King tormented me without end, Darion. Endlessly he sought to break my will, to force me to serve him, to bind me to his blade. Finally, when events demanded his full attention, he left me. The one memory I clung to Darion, the one thought that kept me from giving in, it was your sacrifice, my son. That again saved me from eternal peril.

    Darion: Father, father, I… I feared for your sanity, father, for you, I would give my life a thousand times.

    The reward of this quest is most likely the Crimson Deathcharger mount spell added to the game in 3.3.3.

    There is only one mount spell, but there are actually two new deathchargers creatures Azure Deathcharger and Crimson Deathcharger, we can assume that the color will change depending on the player's faction.




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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    Loving all the depth they're adding to Icecrown

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    Interesting items!

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    Deathcharger's looks awsome ;D We can only wait to get live it ^^

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    I knew that at some point a Trojan would successfully hack an authenticator protected account, I hate viruses! >.<

    But I love the sound of some more IC stuff!

    Edit: Just noticed the tabard, looks really nice imo.

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    wow, people are really trying hard on taking over WoW accounts.
    Azeroth and Kalimdor and Northrend and Outland

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    No one is safe!

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    Nice, can't wait to get my own Deathcharger!

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille
    the authenticator will save your ass
    i smiled a little at that :P
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    Because the X-53 is cooler than the Homo Steed
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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    For some reasons, this is just only the start about the trojan..

    Nice content about IC btw.
    ALTF4.

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    Holy shit.

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    That sort of hacking attempt has been around for a long while, as they said, it's just increased in notoriety and usage. So long as people don't download silly things off of the interwebz and keep a virus-scanner up-to-date (y'know, the basic rules of the Internet) there's really not much to worry about.

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    Trojans at the gates! Oh wait.

    I really much like how they are adding up things that should have been in ICC from it's very release. Still, better late than never eh?
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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    http://db.mmo-champion.com/s/73324/portal-dalaran/

    This was added along with the other quest rewards.

    Maybe Jaina's locket gives us a portal?

    If you get all 5 items, that's a hell of a reward...

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    They should really add more class mounts to all classes, its abit unfair that some classes gets even more mounts through quests

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    It's pretty hard to defend against attacks where you have malicious code running on your computer. An authenticator will still protect against lots of other things like someone trying to guess your password or someone finding out your password by hacking some other site.

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    Crimzon Deathcharger for the Horde and Azure Deathcharger for the Alliance?
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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    Looks like it back to good old common sense to keep your accounts perfectly safe. (as in don't download suspicious files and keep your password secret, sounds incredibly simple but pretty much all hacked accounts can be linked to them)
    Doesn't matter what kind of security you use in the end everything can be hacked.

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    Quote Originally Posted by M1kra
    They should really add more class mounts to all classes, its abit unfair that some classes gets even more mounts through quests
    None of the mounts in this news post are class restricted.

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    Re: Authenticator Accounts Hacked, ICC Quests, Crimson Deathcharger

    I wonder if you get all of the items or just 1 or 2...
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