General Security Issues

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Regiiko, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Regiiko
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    Yesterday my World of Warcraft account's security was compromised. One of my characters inventory was sold off & money taken (BUT bank, equipment & other stuff was left alone)

    I'm generally a pretty paranoid person when it comes to security, and I really do have no idea how this has happened. I browse the internet with Firefox making use of the addons - NoScript, Flashblock & Adblock Plus.

    I've changed my email & account passwords (on a separate secure computer), ran a virus scan with NOD32 (which is updated daily), ran a Spybot S&D scan.

    Note: I'm the only person who has access to the account & the computer with WoW installed.

    I do NOT do the following: Log in at Cyber cafes, download cracks/keygens, visit spoof sites.

    Any tips/recommendations that you guys can offer?
     
  2. juggernaut911

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    Well, did you sell the goods?
     
  3. DeMoN

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    Here's a suggestion: Don't play WoW.

    Apparently you are convinced that there was no way you could have gotten hacked. Therefore, there is only one explanation for what happened: it was a sign from God telling you to stop wasting your life playing a stupid game.


    I honestly don't know how this happened if what you told us is true. But to prevent this in the future, get the Authenticator thingee from Blizzard.
     
  4. PettingZoo

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    Subconciously sold them? Iunno, my friend is really paranoid with his WoW and his account password was changed and his account stolen.
     
  5. Regiiko
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    Being atheist, I find this ironic.

    I was merely wondering if there was anything else I could've done to prevent it.
     
  6. Athlon-pv

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    Did you ever share your account with someone ?

    What i can think of is that email hack or a keylogger might have been used.

    Since your stuff is sold , did blizzard check which IP was used and was it outside of your normal range of used IP's ?
     
  7. Lodis

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    Although NOD32 has proactive defenses I highly recommend that you try a program like System Safety Monitor, RedgDefend, Appdefend.

    Dedicated Behavior monitoring is very important along with Antivirus since it will catch many other threats that your Antivirus will miss.

    Also you didn't mention what firewall you use.
     
  8. emupaul

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    Was the items really sold off how could you tell? could have the equipment just disappear? I dont know i dont play mmos, I used to play diablo II hardcore on realms and couple times my character would glitch and turn into ghost preventing me from joining games with dead character (and no I didnt die, i was in town and got a disconnection i was also private game no other users), another time i had a full set of trangs and it just poofed into thin air after logging back into my account just a few days later... mind you this is on realms and items I collected from monster drops no hacks of dupes or any of that sort.
     
  9. Frederica Bernkastel

    Frederica Bernkastel WebPerf and PWA advocate; @antoligy on Twitter

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    Lol, you just fail'd so hard.
    it wasn't a reference to religion, it was a metaphor.
    lern2english.
    if you want to point out blatent religious lies, then you'd have gone to http://theflatearthsociety.org

    If you are concerned about security, try http://www.hijackfree.com/en/