Sunday, February 28, 2010

World of Warcraft Authenticator hacked

Several readers in the open Sunday thread alerted me to a report that the WoW authenticator has been hacked, including confirmation by Blizzard. The virus intercepts your authenticator code, sends a wrong one onwards (causing you to get an error message), and sends the right one to the hackers, who then have to use it immediately to get into your account.

Well, no account security measure is ever perfect, and your account is still a lot safer with an authenticator than without one. But if you are worried, you should search your computer for the virus file called "emcor.dll".

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