View Full Version : Keep Your Characters Safe!

12-12-2008, 12:24 PM
<p><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Keep Your Characters Safe!</span></strong></p><p>Account theft isn't isolated only to those who choose to trade or share their Station accounts (which is ignoring the EULA!). As the Internet and online gaming population grow, so does the cesspool of scammers.</p> <p><a href="http://eq2players.station.sony.com/news_archive_content.vm?id=2012&section=News&locale=en_US"><strong>Read more!</strong></a></p>

12-12-2008, 01:59 PM
<p>Good start. Here are some other tips:</p><ul><li>You should not use the same username OR password for EQ2 that you use for any other site.<ul><li>Need to keep track of multiple logins? Try <a href="http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/</a></li></ul></li><li>Use Firefox instead of IE<ul><li>Install the NoScript plugin</li><li>Don't opt to have the browser store your passwords</li></ul></li><li>Keep your computer up to date on security patches</li><li>Don't open an email attachment that you were not expecting to recieve, even if it's from someone you know.</li></ul>

12-13-2008, 08:07 AM
<p><span style="font-size: medium; color: #993300; font-family: comic sans ms,sans-serif;">Ah read in a recent Readers' Digest that if you want keep your accounts safe, you have a 'base' word (ie your pets name) and you use part of the website to make the password, ie for EverQuest your password could be 'fidoque'</span></p><p><span style="font-size: medium; color: #993300; font-family: Comic Sans MS;">The trick is, don't use an obvious part of the name</span> </p>

12-16-2008, 11:33 AM
<p>Just got this off the AP news wire - and thought it migh be of relevance as well!</p><hr /><p ><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">THE ASSOCIATED PRESS</span></strong></p><p ><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Published: December 16, 2008</span></strong></p><p><a name="content1"><strong></strong></a></p><p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Users of all current versions of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser might be vulnerable to having their computers hijacked because of a serious security hole in the software that had yet to be fixed Monday.</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">The flaw lets criminals commandeer victims' machines merely by tricking them into visiting Web sites tainted with malicious programming code. As many as 10,000 sites have been compromised since last week to exploit the browser flaw, according to antivirus software maker Trend Micro Inc.</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">The sites are mostly Chinese and have been serving up programs that steal passwords for computer games, which can be sold for money on the black market. However, the hole is such that it could be "adopted by more financially motivated criminals for more serious mayhem — that's a big fear right now," Paul Ferguson, a Trend Micro security researcher, said Monday.</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">"Zero-day" vulnerabilities like this are security holes that haven't been repaired by the software makers. They're a gold mine for criminals because users have few ways to fight off attacks.</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">The latest vulnerability is noteworthy because Internet Explorer is the default browser for most of the world's computers. Also, while Microsoft says it has detected attacks only against version 7 of Internet Explorer, which is the most widely used edition, the company warned that other versions are also potentially vulnerable.</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Microsoft said it is investigating the flaw and is considering fixing it through an emergency software patch outside of its normal monthly updates, but declined further comment. The company is telling users to employ a series of complicated workarounds to minimize the threat.</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Many security experts, meanwhile, are urging Internet Explorer users to use another browser until a patch is released.</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">On the Net:</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="color: #ff0000;">Microsoft's advisory: </span></strong><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/961051.mspx">http://www.microsoft.com/technet/se...ity/advisory...</a></p>