Account security
About Lodur

Lodur is the right hand shaman to Matticus on World of Matticus, and a recruiting officer of Conquest and Co-Host of For the Lore podcast. Read more of his works at WoW Insider.

Comments

  1. @Karthis: Sadly yes. In my RL job, we get lists of commonly used passwords every quarter. Monkey has been on the list for the last 3 quarters. It replaced “secret”

  2. Karthis says:

    “Monkey” made the list?!? Seriously???

    Karthiss last blog post..Add-on debate: Rawrcast mention

  3. Monkey has me laughing. I wonder how many people use “dumbass”…tee hee.

    Anyway, good tips. For me personally, my mind is much more at ease now that I have an authenticator.

  4. There is also the iPhone authenticator now too. Great for those who travel! I love mine.

    http://www.wowinsider.com/2009/03/27/iphone-authenticator-now-in-app-store/

    Derevkas last blog post..3.1 Priest Specs – What are You Doing?

  5. No ‘swordfish’?

  6. pro tip: don’t use the same password between the game and anything else, especially random wow websites.

  7. Be careful of L337 speak too. A lot of brute-force/dictionary scripts now take that into account, and will joyfully try changing all the E’s to 3’s and so on.

    Likewise with keyboard patterns. (Of which qwerty is the most egregious.)

  8. Amavanna says:

    i have a very simplistic password for websites etc i dont mind getting hacked, a slightly more complicated one for hotmail/skype and for things i keep under high security i have a complete nosense password that i dont even know and copy and paste from an encrypted document. Also means that i dont have access to my account with the exception of the couple of computers i have my password stored on. It’s even more inportant for me to keep my account safe as i’m GL and have full access to the guild bank etc.

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