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#1 justf0rnow

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:09 AM

So i just taking a break from gw2 for a month, and 2 days ago, before i come back, my guild mate text me sayin that a lot of commanders, golden titles, legendary wielders and even somebody without those got hacked.
And Anet wont do anything about it.
I did some research on forums and reddit and it turns out to be true.
They said those hackers can get your info just by standing next to you.
And ive been avoiding the crowd lately, i even have to jump into my alt just to get into LA, but now the wintersday is here and i want to participate ao bad, but still scared.
Can anyone tell me if they all gone or ?

#2 Strawberry Nubcake

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:17 AM

View Postjustf0rnow, on 15 December 2012 - 03:09 AM, said:

I did some research on forums and reddit and it turns out to be true.
They said those hackers can get your info just by standing next to you.
It must be true since some people on the internet said it.  ;)

I'm almost positive that isn't how it happened.

#3 justf0rnow

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:25 AM

View PostStrawberry Nubcake, on 15 December 2012 - 03:17 AM, said:


It must be true since some people on the internet said it.  ;)

I'm almost positive that isn't how it happened.

Really? Thank god, cause that thing scare the shit out of me
So that mean its safe to go back in LA?

#4 Darkobra

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:18 AM

It always has been and I'm pretty sure the people that said hackers can get your information by standing next to you were being incredibly facetious.

#5 Asteria Rose

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

In my experience with playing the game, I have not seen more than a handful of people's accounts get hacked, nor have I heard of them stealing away accounts and all. While it does still happen, Arenanet is known to take accounts very seriously (they prove it with the new phone unlock feature for your account). This means that account thieves are mostly just driven away from the idea of hacking at knowing this exists, and the ones who still have the courage to try have a lower success rate with the IP address confirmations on the website.

In short, I wouldn't worry about it. I've hardly heard of accounts being hacked, and the ones who do are a very small group.

#6 Astral Projections

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:38 PM

They do now have account restoration that was put in fairly recently so that's one good thing. I wasn't able to find anything current about accounts being hacked. The sites I found were at least a couple of months old. I would be interested in seeing a link showing there is a lot of current hacking.

#7 Xunlai Agent

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

You sound very very gullible, my sincere commiserations!

#8 JONO51

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

Last i heard they were working with the people who were targeted to figure out wtf happened. Chances are if they do fix it they still won't tell the public anyway.

#9 dorin

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

As long as ppl are not idiot, gw2 is safe.

#10 Rhododendron

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

They say that the guys at pennyarcade got hacked twice :D
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#11 Lucas Ashrock

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

Fun (penny-arcade hehe) but true on same cases, fit perfectly the reality hehe :)

Edited by Lucas Ashrock, 16 December 2012 - 12:16 PM.


#12 Calebrus

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:30 PM

The game has always been safe.
Use a unique username (optional but recommended) and a unique password (not optional) and you will not be hacked.
Don't buy gold from gold sellers and you will not be hacked.
Basically don't be an idiot and your account is safe.  It always has been.

Edited by Calebrus, 16 December 2012 - 06:30 PM.





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