Sunday, February 28, 2010

Authenticators hacked?

No, but you wouldn't know that from the bro ha ha on the forum today as many uneducated people discuss the subject. WoWInsider has a fairly well written description of the new attack that is just now being seen in the wild, but it's essentially what has been said was possible since we all first started talking about authenticators. That anyone becomes, or remains susceptible to this type of attack is the same issue with those who do not use authenticators -- system security. If people would exercise proper security on their computers by keeping their virus and malware apps up to date (including updating definitions) on a routine basis most of this would blow away with the wind. If people would also look at things with a more cynical eye and not fall prey to phishing attacks that are always easy to discern, the same would be true.