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Blizzard being sued over authenticators...
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What's this about the RAF mount not working?
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scarecrows posted...Ness0123456789 posted...Krozard posted...http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/10/blizzard-sued-over-battlenet-authentication
Wtf is that supposed to do? Having the app on a compromised pc makes the app useless. Are you telling me I should buy another computer to have the app on?
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No, I'm saying you should take care of your s*** because that's not blizzards job, and if your account info is compromised, fix it.
The authenticator is a secondary form of security for those mouthbreathers who can't keep their info secure. Apparently the same mouthbreathers who sue for it.
Also, they typically get your info using a keylogger, so.. yeah. Having it on a compromised PC won't really do much difference unless they literally have visual of what you're doing and can put in the code in the 30 second window after or before you do.
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Ness0123456789 posted...Krozard posted...http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/10/blizzard-sued-over-battlenet-authentication
Buy an authenticator then, IIRC the price Blizzard charges for them is the production cost + shipping, so they don't actually profit from them, but dropping the cost would result in a loss.
"Authenticator is required in order to maintain a minimal level of security on the playerís Battle.net account information thatís stored on Blizzardís network systems.",
Minimal level of security is a password which is available for free. really the thing we need to argue is whether we NEED an authentication.
If you can't afford a cell phone or authenticator, you probably can't afford to play WoW either.
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i can't think of a single case where security is the company's obligation in video games. their motivation to provide security is to ensure a satisfactory product. there's no need to sue blizzard, just stop paying them a subscription.
That still doesn't explain why you posted that link. That link does nothing. Putting a virtual authenticator on an infected pc would be useless. I don't use them. I just don't buy gold, so I've never been hacked. Not really the point of this article. The point is if you don't have a smart phone you have to pay for an authenticator. Blizzard are the ones who can't protect their game, they should pay for the item AND the shipping. Yes it's a loss to them, they make enough money every month I'll somehow sleep tonight.
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Agree with the Diablo III Hacking cover ups
That wasn't covered up, that was very widely known.
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