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Regularly scheduled events Security Breach announces an "important security update," revealing Blizzard has discovered "unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network." As a result, they recommend that North American users change their passwords, though they say they believe that the information retrieved "alone is NOT enough for anyone to gain access to accounts." They also have written up an Important Security Update FAQ with all the details on this, including the surprising news that "information was taken that could potentially compromise the integrity of North American Mobile Authenticators," which will lead to a software updates.

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19. Re: Security Breach Aug 9, 2012, 20:03 Mashiki Amiketo
Dades wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 19:48:
I know what two factor authenticator is and you typed this as I was preparing a follow up. Judging by the post they do have access to at least some of the hashed password tables. The point was that both people here and Blizzard kept blaming users for what was possibly an internal security problem. Maybe it was mostly the users fault but this should give anyone pause about making stupid assumptions in the future. They say they detected the intrusion on August 4th, who knows how long they had access before being detected? I hope they get roasted by shareholders.
I think you mean authentication Hashed and salted tables are useless, well they might become useful in 40 or 50 years, but that's besides the point. Companies don't use a AES string shorter than 256, most commonly use a string of 512 or 768 unless there's a reason to thrash your database. It's also just as possible that it was users, considering every time a person claimed to have been hacked an authenticator was often added afterwards.

But realistically, you're making the same mistake. And making a stupid assumption.
"For every human problem,
there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."
--H.L. Mencken
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