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Yes it's a viable option for playing WoW but I was referring to the fact that it didn't entirely answer his question of "major security" when he seemed to be asking about Windows specifically. It can appear as flamebait and senseless bashing when you say "Use Linux" as opposed to saying "Switch to Linux because WoW is supported under Linux therefore your security woes are moot".
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Don't go crazy overhauling your setup , don't rule out the possibility that your account security was breached by possibly connecting to WoW from somewhere other then your own computer.
Also do you use the same password for multiple applications ?
Odds are if you do, someone guessed it.
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post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by thenut View Post
Yes it's a viable option for playing WoW but I was referring to the fact that it didn't entirely answer his question of "major security" when he seemed to be asking about Windows specifically. It can appear as flamebait and senseless bashing when you say "Use Linux" as opposed to saying "Switch to Linux because WoW is supported under Linux therefore your security woes are moot".
It seems like he's willing to go all out, and a switch to Linux is free and more secure then any Windows solution.
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For his stated purposes, I agree. I'm just saying try to explain your point of view a bit more next time or else it may appear as fanboyism, flaming, etc. It gives much more credence to your advice.

Anyway, I suggest you check other accounts (email, im, etc.) you have to make sure nothing else has been affected.
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so far nothing else has been hacked, it was strictly a WoW hack, im 99% sure it was a key logger, caus me being the curious cat i am visited this site, no names, and clicked on this link on a forum wich everyone else was replying to with swear words, lol how stupid am i? very. I use diff p/w's for everything also. Once i get my accounts back im closing them and never playign WoW again.
Also im considering going linux....
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please elaborate on that , you lost me at the mention of the non named site.
was it asking for login info ? also , are there any weird programs running at startup on your comp ?
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a forum site i go to, about CSS hacks and WoW hacks, and so on. A spamer posted a topic wich had a link in it, infact it wasnt a link at all it was a redirection to a key logger. Now the site is getting sued and shut down, due to more than 8000+ complaints about just that 1 post. I was one of those 8000 that clicked on it -_-
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ok here whats ive got after some good research. NOD32, spyware doctor, firewall im still working on, but so far im doing good i think. Both the NOD and SP doc are fully licensed and the current version. Im still using steganos for encoding too.
EDIT: any suggestions on firewalls?
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post #19 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
Bad password: password
Good password: *p4§§w0rd^
This password is no good against a keylogger.... So that wont change.

The first line of security is YOU!!! Whatever you do on the computer, determines the security of it. If you visit a porn site full of trojans etc.. guess what? You now have trojans etc.. Keylogger, for example. You had to have taken that file from someone, or you had to have downloaded it, thinking it was a crack, or thinking it was some legit program. No program out there, antivirus, firewall etc.. will help you if you do not think about what you are doing before you do it. Even if you think its from a safe source, allways check the files/programs first. Then... after you do all that, then get the software to protect you because it is worthless unless you are responsible.


oh and, this goes for everyone, not just once you have been hacked/keylogged/trojaned/etc...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns View Post
ROUTER!!!! For firewall. it's the ONLY way.

AVG for viruses...
ad-aware for spyware
and COMMON SENSE for not clicking on things you shouldn't be downloading!

Other than that, you're just gonna have to be careful and make your password good.
I agree!

Windows Firewall for firewall, just apart from that I would use Avira (www.antivir.de) for Anti-virus.
Doesn't use as many resources as AVG.
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