giving the authenticator with cataclysm is a good ideahowever, what if you dont ugprade?
The easiest way to go about doing this is to either A. hand out authenticators with cataclysm or B. Create a program for your computer or if it's possible, a personal browser authenticator program.
snowsurge, if they made a program for the computer to act as an authenticator, then someone who uses malware to take people's accounts could probably use the info that the malware collects to reverse engineer the number generation in order to predict an authenticator code. In fact, all it would take is three accurate guesses to steal someone's account (one to get into the target's Battle.net page, and two to remove the authenticator).
Now. If only they had the Mobile Authenticator for VERIZON customers, then I don't think it would be so bad.. hehehe
Someone on my server got hacked even though they have an authenticator. Don't ask me how, but that's ridiculous..
There are a lot of problems, mainly for those who doesn't live in countries where Blizzard have an "office", like me.I'm from Brazil and I play in US realms. I would need to buy the autenticator in the Blizz Store, see it price grow up 200% due to taxes and wait around 2 weeks to put my hands on it.That's is the situation of all brazilians playing WoW (some thousands), and also of people from a lot of other countries.
As much as I love this idea, I feel like it would just convince the keyloggers to create more complex programs to work around the authenticators, which would practically make them useless.I don't know squat about compromising an internet account, but the more accounts that aren't as protected as mine, the less likely that mine'll be targeted.(Hurhur, makes me sound like an ass.)
If I'm given one, I'll use it. I'm not paying for one though.
I used a phone app authentiator back when i had my n95, but i've since switched phones to an n900 and theres no app for it. I'd certainly use one again should an app become available. I never found it be a problem or hastle, and it does give piece of mind, also with it being on the phone I'd always have it in my pocket, whereas if i used one of the keyring ones i just know I'd misplace it :)
Having been a member of a guild damaged by Authenticator-related drama, my answer is a resounding HELL NO.Being forced to wait until midnight for a raid that's scheduled to start at 8:00 PM because the guild's only main tank is "having Authenticator problems and is having trouble logging on, but he's our best tank and we can't promote player X to main tank despite their better gear" really really sucks. I'd rather not have the same issue myself.As for people "needing" one? Maybe you should try a reasonably secure OS instead of Microsoft's garbage du jour. And practice reasonable security procedures, like not falling for every single keylogger spam that comes down the tube.