How safe is Diablo 3 ?

  • #21
    Quote from zastotako

    Quote from Kelji

    For Blizzard to implement a system of this scale would have taken considerable planning and a security system that's capable of handling all the issues that could arise. Does that mean it's 100% safe? No, no software ever is. That is why off the top of my head I'm sure there are smaller safe guards - such as how much money can be deposited and withdrawn each day?

    Do not worry about the financial system, the likely hood of you personally getting attacked through Blizzard would be pretty slim. Making sure you safeguard yourself though through the use of an Anti-virus/firewall/watching what you download and sites you visit will also safe guard you against any possible intrusions.


    Well, they probably considered all security messures, after all they are developing this game for a long time. Btw i don't mean on end user getting hacked, i mean on servers getting hacked.


    No piece of software is 100% secure, this has been proven time and time again. I'm sure Blizzard has taken as many preventative measures as possible, such as a secure encryption and the obvious firewalls to safe guard peoples information.
  • #22
    Quote from Kelji

    Quote from zastotako

    Quote from Kelji

    For Blizzard to implement a system of this scale would have taken considerable planning and a security system that's capable of handling all the issues that could arise. Does that mean it's 100% safe? No, no software ever is. That is why off the top of my head I'm sure there are smaller safe guards - such as how much money can be deposited and withdrawn each day?

    Do not worry about the financial system, the likely hood of you personally getting attacked through Blizzard would be pretty slim. Making sure you safeguard yourself though through the use of an Anti-virus/firewall/watching what you download and sites you visit will also safe guard you against any possible intrusions.


    Well, they probably considered all security messures, after all they are developing this game for a long time. Btw i don't mean on end user getting hacked, i mean on servers getting hacked.


    No piece of software is 100% secure, this has been proven time and time again. I'm sure Blizzard has taken as many preventative measures as possible, such as a secure encryption and the obvious firewalls to safe guard peoples information.


    Yep, thats why i made this topic, because we all know that nothing is 100% secure. I think we can expect some hacking at least after realese of the game, or even later, when hackers that are really good, find some kind of exploits/bugs.
  • #23
    What a convoluted thread.

    On the topic of;
    Withdraw
    You can only withdraw money on the spot from a transaction, otherwise it goes to your account. This mitigates the return of snatching someone's account.

    Security best practices;
    Last time I check WoW still does not use upper and lower case characters, this is piss poor practice. Most companies perform security through obscurity. The reason PSN had issues, was someone that knew a little something found a mistake and poor practice and exploited this. By no means where they an expert. Most major sites that go down are due to someone who doesn't know better.
    Don't just assume a large company has done everything right because they are large or well known.

    Authenticators
    Most of the compromised accounts are due to man in the middle attacks, and client side skimming. While this does give an attacker a much smaller window of opportunity, it is not the end all be all. Be smart with your account to mitigate problems, which includes changing passwords, using phrases over just words, and change your password per account.

    Server-side Attacks
    This is where most of the precautions need to be in place. As someone getting and changing number could result in the biggest problems. However as we can see with WoW and other systems, they tend to be pretty stable with minimal data intrusion. No there are not mystical blackhat hackers out there that can get into anything. This is just movie glam as is naive to believe.
    Also alone with the Steam hack, the data that was accessed was not current, and didn't compromise _too_ much. Just because someone can 'get in' doesn't mean they can get root access, or be able to do anything from within the system.

    This is no different then eBay/eBanking/etc.
  • #25
    On the other hand, seeing things from different angle, they wound't have all that security messures/systems, if there is no one who can hack. Again WoW was nothing, no real money, no attention from hackers, this can be different.
  • #24
    My own opinion in this topic would be that this company is one of the best too keep it safe. I had trubble for loosing my account to a stranger... But they actually helped me to get it back.

    The reason why i lost my account was that i logged in to a fake Battle.net website...

    So unless you make the same mistake as I did... I can assure you that you don't have to worry about anything.
  • #26
    Quote from zastotako

    On the other hand, seeing things from different angle, they wound't have all that security messures/systems, if there is no one who can hack. Again WoW was nothing, no real money, no attention from hackers, this can be different.


    Yes, With D3 and afterwards real money will be involved, so, there is a bigger potential for hackers to be interested in it.
  • #27
    Quote from shurman

    Quote from zastotako

    On the other hand, seeing things from different angle, they wound't have all that security messures/systems, if there is no one who can hack. Again WoW was nothing, no real money, no attention from hackers, this can be different.


    Yes, With D3 and afterwards real money will be involved, so, there is a bigger potential for hackers to be interested in it.


    Not really. Blizzard has had a shop for a long time, this deals with real money and commodities.
    They have also been a large company for awhile.
    These are good enough reasons if any.

    Even the CC DB for WoW dealt enough with money to draw any attention.
    Information is everything, straight up monetary value means very little, this is especially true in the underground communities.
  • #28
    The safety depends of many factors but as i'm working in computer sciences domain , the first step of account safety is you the user , putting an "azerty" or "12345678" password or any word in dictionnary is not a nice idea.
    Then the fact Blizzard limited the battle.net balance should avoid some serious financial issues for customers (and if you have an authenticator , the balance is increased.)

    Anyway i'm not worried, blizzard have some good experience with account issues now , even if there is some database hacking at any point , i don't doubt they'll react very quickly to investigate and resolve the problem.
  • #29
    If you really want to start a career on the Diablo 3 RMAH, you should consider having an Authenticator, a well secured computer, never connect from someone else, stop visit porn and hacker sites, and consider switching your password every week with a better one.
    Though i can imagine Blizzard having added some contract related stuff with PayPal, in order you get hacked and someone sells all your items. Or at least something in that way
  • #30
    Quote from Azidonis

    All the transactions are done by Blizzard and through Blizzard. If hackers want something, they have to get it from Blizzard.

    On your end, it is as safe as any other computer thing. Get yourself an authenticator.


    As this post says but its gonna be through paypal aswell if I didnt read wrong. So either Blizzard or/and paypal. The problem is rarely on their side, more how safe your own computer is.
  • #31
    Battle.net balance is only for deposit money and thay you can pay for play time or items. If you sell something on RMAH you can choose to get this money to B.net ballance or directly to your PayPal account.

    Battle.net currency cannot be withdraw !!! It´s only for deposit money...

    For RMAH is better to use PayPal....
  • #32
    I know Diablo 3 and blizzard have good reputation but use a condom anyway.
  • #33
    Blizzard wouldn't risk the integrity of anyone. I'm sure a lot of thought has been put into this system and is being regulated heavily. Like they said, they are able to view and adjust the AH from every aspect. I believe once they recognize any illegal play they will probably disable the service, simply because people can profit from this service greatly from hacks and bots.
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