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Beware of Phishing

Posted by funkydude Jan 09, 2010 at 13:46 UTC

A big deal lately with the security of wow accounts seems to be phishing. Fake whispers in-game are stating to show up nearly as much as gold advertising.

With the admitted leak of email addresses on the WarcraftRealms website earlier in December due to a security hole, you need to be more cautious as ever, as phishing email is now back on the rise. The email read:
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/6051/wrealms.png

These people will stop at nothing to get your wow details, here is a perfect example of a classic phishing email:
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/8303/fakez.png

At first glance, this looks extremely authentic. Note that even the email originates from "blizzard.com" which goes against the in-game loading screen "tip" of trusting emails with such extensions. Infact the only give away that this is a phishing email is when you hover over the link, you can see it forwards to a non-blizzard website, an attempt to steal your account details.

I see people frequently say things like "My computer is secure". That may be fine and dandy, but did you ever stop to think about the security of websites out of your control? The truth is, you just can't guarantee this security. So here's a few tips:

  • Keep your wow password unique, do NOT use the same password anywhere else.
  • Double, even triple think about entering your login details anywhere.
  • Buy an authenticator, you won't regret it. The peace of mind it will bring you far outweighs any downsides. Also, I know you want that cute pet.
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Happy New Year

Posted by Ackis Jan 01, 2010 at 08:11 UTC

Happy New Year everyone!

Things should be getting back to normal on Monday, so if you were waiting for something from us, the queue will be reviewed then.

I hope everyone had a safe and Merry Christmas, had Happy Holidays, and had a wonderful New Year.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Posted by Ackis Dec 18, 2009 at 22:37 UTC

Well, it's that time of the year again. The holidays are upon us.

On behalf of all the people that work with Curse, CurseForge and WowAce, I'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and hope that you have a safe and fun filled holidays.

A lot of people will be taking time off so please have a bit of patience when submitting new files/projects for approval. We'll get to them as soon as possible.

A puppy dog having a great Christmas

We'll see you next year!

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World of Warcraft 3.3 Released

Posted by Ackis Dec 08, 2009 at 16:58 UTC

Patch 3.3 has hit US servers this morning. You can get more information about the patch at Curse.com.

Now, what does this mean to us addon authors? It's time to update addons again!

When you're doing updates for 3.3 make sure you update your addons TOC file. The interface version this patch 30300 which will make your ToC have an entry such as:

## Interface: 30300

If you're planning on updating another authors mod, please read the policy on abandoned and inactive projects. Following the rules outlined there will make the entire process smoother for both you and us (the moderators/admin staff).

Remember that you can upload through a script or if you really want to make the approval process easy, you can use one of the repositories here.

Have a great patch day everyone.

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Rewards Program Terms Change

Posted by Kaelten Nov 30, 2009 at 19:49 UTC

Recently we became aware of a needed change in how we've been handling payments to international authors.

While we'll still not need to withhold anything, we do need to start collecting a W-8BEN for any Non-US Citizen who wishes to redeem more than $600 worth of points a year. More information can be found [[kb:store/tax-information/|here]] and [[kb:store/international-taxes|here]].

Nothing has changed for US Citizens. We still need a valid W-9 on file if a US Citizen wishes to redeem more than $600 worth of points a year. More information regarding this form can be found [[kb:store/domestic-taxes|here]].

I hope that these knowledge base pages will help people understand more about why we need these forms and how to get them to us. If there are any concerns or questions we'll do our best to address them.

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