God...china hackers. They really want to destroy the world eh? First the pentagon, now this.
But back to the topic: i myself was really thankful to anet for implementing the email authen system because it saved my account from being ended up in some china person(not that i hate china since i am chinese...but still).
Here is what you can do to further protect:
1. As the hacker already had your account, the email authen prevented him /her from getting into it. This means they knew all your details. I suggest you change your gw2 login email to a totally new email, never used anywhere except for guild wars 2. THIS IS very important! Because, hackers tend to hack fansites to steal info, and if somehow the info matches the ingame info, then booya, they got your account
2. Password should be long and complicated. Dont put ilovepizza or jessicaisasexygirl because these are easy to crack. Put something like 1g9jnxw8ffa
3. never give your account to anywhere, whether it is your uncle, mom, sister, dog, bicycle, next door slu- neighbour.
4. Dont go into an internet cafe to play gw2.
note: if you have facebook or similar social site account, it is better not to use that email. This is because like in point 1, i said that hackers may get your info(email in this case) from your facebook account. I dont know how they do it but hackers are smart.
However, there are still cases of hacking even though those people did the things i have mentioned. But that chances are really slim. Or they have done something wrong like leaving their ID and Password on the classroom table for 1 whole day...
Edited by XgreatArtist, 07 November 2012 - 06:27 AM.