#0 - Sept. 10, 2009, 8:32 a.m.
- Never give your password to anyone.
- Always verify that you are accessing an official Blizzard website whenever submitting account information. (wow-europe.com, worldofwarcraft.com, wowarmory.com, blizzard.com, battle.net, diablo3.com, starcraft2.com)
- Official Blizzard emails will always end in @blizzard.com or @battle.net. (Verify the address on your reply before clicking 'send'.)
- Free programs are available that will allow you to schedule regular scans of your machine for malicious software and key-logging programs.
- For additional features and functionality, merge your World of Warcraft account into a Blizzard Battle.net account. (This also prevents an account thief from merging your account into his battle.net account.)
- Using a Blizzard Authenticator or Battle.net Mobile Authenticator will help protect your World of Warcraft account from theft.
- To avoid account theft, do not login to World of Warcraft on a computer that is shared with the general public. These machines can be infected with malicious software.
- Be wary of unofficial sites advertising for paid World of Warcraft services. They often contain malicious software that can lead to account theft.
- To avoid account theft, do not use browser add-ons or features that allow scripts to be run in the background.
Creating your Battle.net account: http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=9941977333&sid=1
Additional reading on the Technical Support forum, including recommended programs for keeping your computer safe: http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=35983697&sid=1
Please read our Battle.net Account Security page for more information: