Securing your account is important. I’m regularly amazed how many people do not have an authenticator. The token is cheap, and the iPhone/Android app is free. Having your character sharded and your guild bank raided is totally awful. If you can actively minimise the risk of that happening, why would you not do it?
Polar, owner of guildox.com — the ratings website we use for the mandatory progress ranking in members’ avatars — is also keen on account security. He has a blog about securing WoW and was just interviewed in a podcast by warcraftsyndicate (website | direct download | iTunes).
Polar’s recently commented on his blog about:
- patching Flash to avoid a new vulnerability
- weak passwords
- MMO-C’s recent sql-injection hack.
If you do not have an authenticator, get one, and if you want details on security risks in WoW then read more at securingwow.
How do you know someone has an authenticator?
Reader CS Penn here commented that it’s easy for an Officer to verify whether another player has the authenticator. They get a unique pet.