Blizzard Responds To Diablo 3 Session Spoofing, Says Public Games Are Safe
Confined to a forum thread, a Blizzard staff representative responded to the article we recently ran about the dangers of joining a public game in Diablo III. According to Blizzard, public games are safe. Session spoofing is "technologically impossible" and authenticators are the best bet to safety.
The original article covered the topic regarding many claims of individuals being hacked or having their accounts compromised after they mentioned that certain nefarious individuals were either on their friends list or in a public game with them. The names are as follows: “leyiong”, “Nevin”, “SBJunkie”, “luckllezz”, “McLeast”, "lukas", "Morfeas". There are additional individuals to watch out for in public games, but the entire list is a little lengthy.
Other gaming journalists from Eurogamer, Examiner and Ars Technica (to name a few) have also had their accounts infiltrated in a similar manner, in addition to countless players who are laying out complaints faster than Blizzard can clear them off the forum boards. What's more is that two out of the three journalists attribute their account hacks to them being irresponsible consumers and not having authenticators beforehand. I mean, isn't that what we always think about when playing a single-player game? "Oops, I forgot to install an authenticator on my account."
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