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    Getting Hacked

    I recently got my account hacked, and the only new things I did were download some of the mods recommended on this forum. Has anyone else had any problems?

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    Addons don't give you viruses, don't run any executable that comes with any addons.

    Authenticator helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guberry View Post
    I recently got my account hacked, and the only new things I did were download some of the mods recommended on this forum. Has anyone else had any problems?
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    As far as I know, all addon uploading websites first scan the addons for viruses before publishing the download link.

    Well I know at least wowinterface.com does, if an addon author uploads an addon or an update, it takes a while before it is published because it is first checked to see if it is clean or not.
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    I installed the new tradeskill auction addon, and the mysales addon. I literally havent downloaded or changed anything else about my computer in weeks.

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    What source did you use ?
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    I downloaded from curse and did manual install.

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    fyi getting hacked seems nowhere near as bad as it used to be (its never happened to me before but has happened to some friends). I got all my stuff back and account restored overnight while i was sleeping, and then this morning I had to call blizz to reactivate the account and that was it.

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    If it came from Curse or Wowinterface, you didn't get it there. Additionally, you should have surf protection installed on your computer in addition to an authenticator for WoW. Stay away from gold selling websites, they have mostly resorted to account theft anymore to acquire their gold to sell, believe it or not. I use Zone Alarm and whenever I've gone to banner ads (some of you with monetized blogs won't ever see me on your site again since you won't control the banners that appear) it commonly reports as either trying to install something or the site is completely untrusted and pops up verification to allow certain certificates.

    TL;DR, be careful where you surf.

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    That is odd I do think that the hack came from a different source , as i haven't heard any other issues with TSM and people being hacked.

    Is it possible you went on a clone site for armoury or the such ? as i know that what got a me a while back
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