Blizzard Hacked, Change Your Battle.Net Passwords Now

If you play video games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft, you’ll want to change your Battle.Net passwords right now — Blizzard, maker of said games, has had a security breach.

The 2012 hacking spree continues, following, LinkedIn, and a whole host of other companies that are getting their servers breached and data stolen. You know the drill: it’s time to go change your Battle.Net passwords, and any other passwords that were similar to it.

If you’ve followed our security advice thus far, you’re using strong, different passwords for every account, using a password manager like LastPass to keep them all straight, and changing your Blizzard password is all you need to do. If you’re using the same password everywhere, however, you’ll need to change it everywhere so hackers don’t get access to those accounts too.

We’ve put together a guide on auditing and updating your passwords, so now would be a great time to do that, not to mention go through some of the other security procedures we recommend in the wake of this week’s Amazon and Apple compromise.

Blizzard says no sign of financial data was compromised, and what was stolen probably isn’t enough to get someone into your account — it mainly included email addresses, the answer to security questions, and mobile authenticators. However, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Hit the link to read more.

Important Security Update [Blizzard]

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