Friday, June 27, 2008

World of Warcraft introducing 2-Factor Authentication

I didn't expect to have two posts in a row about World of Warcraft, but I found this one too interesting to resist. It looks like Blizzard will be making physical tokens available for customers to purchase, to increase the security of their accounts. Apparently, there have been many hacked accounts, leading to the loss of (virtual) gold and items. This was a venue for phishing and malware that I didn't see coming, but it makes sense once you see how the value chain eventually ends up as cash.

http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?articleId=24660&rhtml=true

1 comment:

Jaanus said...

Gary McGraw presented on this last Spring at the eCrime summit, and I found it super interesting. He has a book about this - Exploiting online games.