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Comic for: May 22nd, 2012
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Gaming News: "Smiley"
Posted: Tuesday May 22nd, 2012 by

Most of you already know that I have an issue with Blizzard not locking down the number of attempts one can make at entering a password, which allows for dictionary hack attempts on accounts. But now to hear that passwords aren't even case sensitive? [more info] That's just bullshit.

I love Blizzard. I have since I played my first game of Warcraft. But this is just ridiculous. If they're going to require us all to have authenticators to protect ourselves, because they are not willing to make such basic security rules, why not just box them in with the damn games? Seriously, when Taks came back to WoW, it was seven days (she hadn't even logged in yet) before her account was hacked.

I just don't know where to go with the amount of angrygamer I feel right now. And World of Warcraft Monopoly game they sent me doesn't make it any better.

Blizzard, for the love of all that's marginally secure, improve your login system and don't post freakin' smiley faces when you admit to it not having the most basic of security rulesets.

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If you've emailed me since the 15th, please send another email. Blind Ferret's mail server crashed and I haven't gotten any email in days. Now that it's back up I'm at least seeing emails for woody@ again.

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