Call to arms
There’s been a quiet notice that some addons have been contaminated with addons. Which? Well, for certain there was one called Titan Panel 3.0.6 new. The contaminated origin point? ui.worldofwarcraft.net. The origin of the contamination? A program called Stats Sniffer. So if you went there, do yourself a favor and clean your computer. Why?
I’m not at the call to arms yet, I’m setting background. And that needs you to go read the answer to Why – over at Breana’s site. go. It’s important. Then come back.
As I told Breana in the comments, I’m writing an email. And a letter – smail in the envelope letter. Basically, I’m copying the main part of the story and telling Blizzard this is unacceptable. That I want it fixed. That if this is the ‘service’ I can receive when an account is being looted, I have lots of fun things to do that occupy my time – I’ll miss WoW, but not enough to risk THAT.
And I’ve added a suggestion – a simple one, one which is easily implemented but difficult to bypass. Again, the same as I posted in the comments. Blizzard, set up an auto-respond system with a complex login code – the same one various email and other sites use – with a SIMPLE instruction. If an account changes email, the account is frozen until the account holder responds to (and releases) the announcement of the change.
CALL TO ARMS: I ask you to add your voice. Don’t sign a petition, don’t stop at agreeing with me that this is bad and we should make Blizzard fix it. Act. Write an email. Write a letter. Ask in the official forums. Dear God, this is an easy problem to fix – FIX IT.