So, I know people rave on and on about this crap all the time, but timely reminders are like booster shots – you damned well need them no matter how much they make you cringe. And hey, if you are good, you’ll get a lollipop at the end.
Account security, people.
Because otherwise, some mangy ass thief is going to find their way into your account, molest your squidey, touch your favourite pants, and smoke all your herbs. And, if you are still playing WoW, which one would assume you would be if you are reading this… well, that would really bloody suck.
So why the heck am I babbling about this?
Because some mangy ass mothertootin’ thief got into my account, y’see. And they went through everything.
Now, for me, this wasn’t a massive deal. It’s not like I was planning on playing any time soon, they weren’t interrupting my raid time, and I didn’t much care about all the crap accumulated in my bank, for the most part. For you, however, this could prove to be very bloody inconvenient. So, what should you do?
1. Have an authenticator already!
I mean, now they have a free call in authenticator service even. What’s not to love?
2. Check your computer every so often for bad shit that likes to lurk around the corners of your shadier files.
Yeah, that hard drive full of ‘Arty movies’ *coughcough* could have something ugly there. Or that addon you just installed. So, every so often, run a virus and bot scan on your system. And make sure you keep those programs up to date!
3. Change your password every so often.
You should change passwords, as a rule of thumb, once a month. And please, for the love of all things chocolate and gooey, don’t make your password something easy (like password. Yes, people do that. I know.) If you really fail at remembering passwords, write them down somewhere. People say not to keep passwords near your computer, but if you are like me and live in the bloody sticks, it’s fairly unlikely someone is going to be interested in the password for your WoW account when they break in. If you are worried about this, keep them saved somewhere else.
Otherwise, you too could end up with a molested Squidey. Because these guys will take everything. Including, and not limited to:
Your Blue Dragonhawk Hatchling!! No more pet you probably never click on for you!
Illustration of the Dragon Soul. If those punk ass bastards knew how long that damn thing took me to get, and how amazingly angry I would have been at the thought of its disappearance, they might have thought twice.
Terestian’s Stranglestaff – those bastards touched my Squidey!
Unidentified Plant Parts – hey, I might have been able to identify those one day…
That and it’s just creepy when someone goes through your bank. It’s almost like someone breaking in and going through your knickers… you really don’t want strangers knowing the state of your underwear!
So, account security. Get on it!
And here… have a lollipop.Authenticator, Hacking, Theft