It’s rather unfortunate that hackers will go to such great lengths to hack into your wow account and even the most careful users can be victims. So I’ve come up with a few suggestions here to help you avoid being a victim.
1 Be Careful With Your Email Address
Be careful who you give your email address to or even get a separate email address just for your wow login only. In any case keep both your wow logins and email address passwords safely protected. If you sign up for any other wow websites with your email address use another email and password other than the one you use for your wow login.
2 Never Click Links Inside Emails from “Blizzard.”
Just go directly to the Blizzard website yourself using your bookmark or carefully typed URL in your web browser. Just one misspelling of their URL can bring you to another website entirely and it may even look exactly like the real wow website. So beware. And always remember that Blizzard will never ask for your password in-game or in any email whatsoever. Some of the emails you get may be real but others may not be.
3 Get A Blizzard Authenticator
If you haven’t changed your password in accounts wow for a while, let’s say for over six months or even a year or two now might be a good time to do that. An even better idea would be to get a Blizzard authenticator. You can buy one from Blizzard directly or you can download a free app to your iPhone or Droid. Just make sure to call Blizzard immediately if you lose your phone and/or key fob Authenticator.
4 Be Careful Where You Get Your Add-Ons and Curse Client
Be careful with any add-ons you have. If you must use add-ons try to get them from a reputable source like Curse.com which scans the add-ons that are updated to their website before you are allowed to download them. Furthermore, make sure that you are going to the real curse page for either their modes or their installers or both. I came across an article here that hackers were buying up Google Ads to direct users to fake curse websites and/or curse client downloads.
5 Make Sure Your Computer Is Updated
Make sure your computer OS and internet browser (s) are updated regularly with any security updates. I’ve also heard that some browsers are more secure than others and that using Firefox over Internet Explorer is recommended.
6 You Need A Firewall & An Anti-virus Program
Make sure that you have both a firewall and anti-virus program installed, up-to-date and running at all times. Also if you don’t have a spybot software system I suggest you get one.
7 WOW Updates
Also be careful where you get your wow updates from and watch where you surf the net in general. Downloading junk from warez, blackhat, porn and other similar sites is just asking for trouble. If something is being offered for a free download you really have to ask yourself why these days.
8 Don’t Trust Your Friends with Your Account Information
They may be your friends and you may trust them with your life but they may not be as careful with your wow login information as you are.