I was checking my twitter feed last week and I read from Mikko Hypponen (F-Secure) feed some interesting story about Blizzard and Diablo 3password security.
The link points to Battle.net forum discussion about Diablo 3 password being not case sensitive. It was a good read and I was intrigued by the reply of the Blizzard QA. And so what would I do next? What else but to try it out too…
password1234 => OK
PASSword1234 => OK
PassWORD1234 => OK
PaSsWoRd1234 => OK
Sad but true! Yes, Blizzard’s Battle.Net passwords are NOT Case-sensitive. And after X number of years, it just that day I’ve known about it 🙂
The Battle.net forum post has some interesting discussion. I’m really amazed on how the Blizzard dude replied to the issue and his/her explanation (I agree its worthy of the Post/Reply of the Year). Good #gaming and #security read too on the technical details on the combinations (and how hard to hack them), the use of the authenticator and other related stuff.
I guess this will really boil down into striking a balance between a lot of factors including security and user experience.
I blogged about the Googtorola deal last August 2011, and I followed it up with a post when the US DOJ and the EU Council gave their nod last February.
Today Google CEO Larry Page confirmed that the Googtorola deal is closed. Page also announced via Google’s Official Blog that Sanjay Jha has stepped down as CEO and Google’s President of the Americas Region, Dennis Woodside takes over as new CEO of Motorola Mobility.
Quoting the blog post:
It’s why I’m excited to announce today that our Motorola Mobility deal has closed. Motorola is a great American tech company that has driven the mobile revolution, with a track record of over 80 years of innovation, including the creation of the first cell phone. We all remember Motorola’s StarTAC, which at the time seemed tiny and showed the real potential of these devices. And as a company who made a big, early bet on Android, Motorola has become an incredibly valuable partner to Google.
Do you want some FREE World of Warcraft mount? If yes then you are lucky and you should read my whole post below:
Blizzard is having another free wow mount promo. Rewards for the player will be the following free wow mounts:
Spectral Wind Rider for a Horde character
Spectral Gryphon for an Alliance Character
Blizzard is reviving the Scroll of Resurrection free mounts promo. If you have a friend (or family member) who got an inactive World of Warcraft account, bring them back to WoW and you will get the cool rewards above.
And your returning friend will have some free cool stuffs too like: