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 Post subject: Possible Guild Wars Account Security issue
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:11 am 
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http://www.killtenrats.com/2010/01/01/h ... ty-issues/

http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/acco ... 565e8&
http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/show ... tcount=164
http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/show ... tcount=289
http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/show ... tcount=300 - List of known site vulnerabilities...wow!!


Saw this the day after DR shutdown so apologies for the delay in sharing.. Not trying to be an alarmist but anyone who plays this game needs to be EXTRA careful, and after reading the linked articles above, It may even spill over in to other games like AION & eXteel as well since "the issues" are tied to your playNC MASTER ACCOUNT..

It's a good idea to change your passwords if you use something simple or easy to guess from a dictionary list of passwords like 123456 or abc123....

Quote from the 1st link above: " The short version is that security holes existed in the NCSoft Master Account page, according to fans, that allowed people to randomly access other people’s accounts by merely signing in to their own accounts. Then you could do fun things like change game account passwords without needing old game account passwords or jot down personal information. "

I SWEAR I can remember seeing some threads about this on the DR boards about it happening to DR players but at the time we all dismissed them as BS...

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 Post subject: Re: Possible Guild Wars Account Security issue
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:31 am 
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Forgot to add the word 'possibly' to the post above and now I cant edit it so it would read:

are possibly tied to your playNC MASTER ACCOUNT..

I wouldn't want the NCsoft wermacht to steamroll us.. :drseek:


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 Post subject: Re: Possible Guild Wars Account Security issue
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:45 pm 
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Wow, thanks for the "head's up."

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 Post subject: Re: Possible Guild Wars Account Security issue
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:52 pm 
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Cthulhu wrote:
Forgot to add the word 'possibly' to the post above and now I cant edit it so it would read:

are possibly tied to your playNC MASTER ACCOUNT..

I wouldn't want the NCsoft wermacht to steamroll us.. :drseek:


Thats rather alarming...
My password is "password", thats ok right?
I kid! obviously. :lol:


By the way, I'm going to up the edit time, I know how annoying that is.

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 Post subject: Re: Possible Guild Wars Account Security issue
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:29 pm 
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Thanks for the heads-up! :)

I haven't seen any indications that my account is affected, but I changed to the password anyway. Better safe than sorry.

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 Post subject: Re: Possible Guild Wars Account Security issue
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:32 pm 
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They addressed the immediate concern with requesting old password when changing passwords.
updates are here: http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Feedback_talk:Gaile_Gray/Support_Issues

Gaile is a main fan-base contact in A-Net support (she used to be primary A-Net liaison)

Regina Buenaobra is now main A-Net Community Manager
http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Regina_Buenaobra


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 Post subject: Re: Possible Guild Wars Account Security issue
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:56 pm 
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and another update on phishing e-mails here:
http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/getting-spooky-email-from-ncsofti-t10422006.html


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