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From a story here about the Microsoft cursor vulnerability:… - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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From a story here about the Microsoft cursor vulnerability:

Research by security firm Symantec suggests that the raw value of a WoW account is now higher than a credit card and its associated verification data.

One card can be sold for up to $6 (£3) suggests Symantec, but a WoW account will be worth at least $10. An account that has several high level characters associated with it could be worth far more as the gold and rare items can be sold for real cash.

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alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: April 7th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
More interestingly - the cursor vulnerability was patched two years ago. Well, part of it was, anyway. It's not the first time that MS has patched something only for it to still be vulnerable in some other way.

It shows that really they did the bare minimum to patch it - patching the symptom rather than going for the root cause... in other words, the patch they issued 2 years ago wasn't a fix at all, it was a kludge. So much for security being job #1 at Microsoft!
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: April 8th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
They're getting better. Supposedly.
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