Blizzard Looks To Security Tokens For World of Warcraft

Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment, which operates the popular online massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft, has taken an interesting take on problems with hacking into its online game. The firm said today that it has added a keychain security device (known in the industry as a "key fob") which generates a unique, six-digit security code which can be used to validate signing into the World of Warcraft game. The device--which is designed to attached to a keychain--uses the code in conjunction with an account name and password to allow logins to the game. The firm said the device will be available for $6.50 from Blizzard's online store, and will help players avoid having their accounts compromised.