Autenticator 100% safe?

  • #1
    Im being constantly hacked, so i had to add a Autenticator in order to rollback my account. Is it 100% safe?
    I dont know why im being hacked, i only have crappy itens and im only paragon 6 ~~ i dont understand hackers, they should hack someone with the paypal attached to the battle.net, not me, i'm always struggling to repair my itens cause my pocket is always empty...
  • #2
    It's safer than not having it.

    Issues with you being hacked are probably due to a password way to easy to get, some sort of malware or virus, or the account associated with your bnet account has been compromised.
  • #3
    Quote from Wetzeb

    It's safer than not having it.

    Issues with you being hacked are probably due to a password way to easy to get, some sort of malware or virus, or the account associated with your bnet account has been compromised.

    I scanned with every software that ppl told me to, and my password has 16 characters, with letters and numbers
  • #4
    If your password is compromised(i.e. was keylogged once or leaked from some other site where you also use it) then it doesn't matter how complex it is, hackers know it now. You should stop using it, but yes, the authenticator should stop your account getting hacked.
  • #5
    I have used Antimalwarebytes and it works. Biggest thing to remember is run it in safe mode. That way it can scan and remove successfully.
  • #6
    Quote from Zeyk23

    If your password is compromised(i.e. was keylogged once or leaked from some other site where you also use it) then it doesn't matter how complex it is, hackers know it now. You should stop using it, but yes, the authenticator should stop your account getting hacked.


    That i understand, but i change my password everytime i get hacked. It would be stupid to stay with the old one.
  • #7
    Authenticator is 99,99% safe. I think I've read a post in wow forums a year or two ago, which stated that there was a hack, which was able to bypass your authenticator (actually, not bypass, but smth like a trojan and hackers had to react in seconds when you were logging in). But since I haven't seen anything else about such hacks, I think blizz's changes to authenticators and their usage solved the problems.
  • #8
    Authentificator are not 100% save but it block the most used way to hack

    1) the password databank (by far the most used methode): Hackers find way to get email and password attach to it by hacking some low security site like forum. After creating a huge databank, they try them on as many games they can.

    2) Simple keylocker and virus/malaware: since the authentificator code change each time you log, knowing the one you just enter isn't usefull
  • #9
    there is no documented case of a hack.

    although a lot of people say, there are a lot... it's a stupid rumor :)
    you are 99.99999% safe
  • #10
    Like everyone said, 99.99% safe :)
  • #11
    Quote from Bananaramaaah

    there is no documented case of a hack.

    although a lot of people say, there are a lot... it's a stupid rumor :)
    you are 99.99999% safe


    The only documented case(s) are from when the authenticator was pretty new; there were a couple of real-time, man-in-the-middle attacks done on WoW accounts, but, I think Blizzard has put in measures to combat even that now. (Man in the middle: they compromise your machine in such a way to redirect your login traffic to their servers, not Blizzard's. They give you an error, and then take your login credentials, including auth# and log in within the 30 seconds before the number expires. This only gets them in the account for one session. They can't change password or 'own' the account, just a quit strip-and-mail job.)

    With all the low-hanging fruit out there w/o authenticators, and people using the same password on Bnet as on forums that get hacked all the time, the hackers don't bother with authenticated accounts. So, the authenticator isn't absolutely foolproof, but, it makes you a target they won't bother with. They have lists of email addresses and passwords gotten from hacking stuff, and they just troll for hits on any of them. They get one and get in, bam, you're hacked. They get a hit, and it asks for an authenticator #, and they move on to the next one. (I work in IT security, I see lists of 1000s of address/password pairs every week. I get them to check for any email accounts compromised the same way that I'm responsible for at my work.)
  • #12
    Definitely safer than not having it.

    I have an authenticator (my pc is full of crap btw) and never had any problems, whereas most of my "non authenticator" friends had issues every now and then (sometimes they had their password changed, 1 had his account stripped clean, another had a bot farming in his account).
  • #13
    I have a similar tool (RSA Token) I have to use at work to access servers. It a professional-grade form of security.
  • #14
    Quote from Velucci
    That i understand, but i change my password everytime i get hacked. It would be stupid to stay with the old one.


    If you're constantly changing your password and still getting your account jacked again and again, I would say you definitely have a virus/trojan/keylogger on your PC.
  • #15
    Quote from Velucci

    Quote from Zeyk23

    If your password is compromised(i.e. was keylogged once or leaked from some other site where you also use it) then it doesn't matter how complex it is, hackers know it now. You should stop using it, but yes, the authenticator should stop your account getting hacked.


    That i understand, but i change my password everytime i get hacked. It would be stupid to stay with the old one.
    You most likely have a keylogger on your system. Getting an authenticator would put a stop to your D3 account getting hacked but you should also be worrying about what else they may be getting access to. If you can't find and remove it I would consider wiping your drive and reinstalling everything to be safe.
    Justame
  • #16
    Back in WoW I used to get hacked frequently because I was stupid enough to log on BattleNet on computers that weren't mine, so I bought an authenticator and I've never been hacked since. It's such a good little device.
  • #17
    If you have a Blizzard account without the Authenticator then you are just asking to get hacked. When you are part of a gaming community and have an account that uses real money you should take all precautions possible.
    "There is no cow level!"
  • #18
    Of course, 100% saft
  • #19
    I guess it's not safe against some forms of spoofing/fishing, if someone is smart enough to enter his password + authenticator code on some website...

    Other than that, it should be very safe.
    My monk Vin
  • #20
    Quote from thundersteele

    I guess it's not safe against some forms of spoofing/fishing, if someone is smart enough to enter his password + authenticator code on some website...


    The code is only valid for like a minute or so. But theoretically, if someone spoofed you into entering password + code, I guess they could use it instantly to log on and jack your stuff.
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