Addons can reveal your REAL name to anyone without permission.

http://www.wow.com/2010/07/06/security-flaw-allows-addons-to-expose-full-real-life-names-witho/

Read there…

Apparently enabling parental controls will prevent this.

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Author: Askevar

Raid leader and Tank. Also is an altoholic

3 thoughts on “Addons can reveal your REAL name to anyone without permission.”

  1. This worries me even more so. I was sittin in Stormwind this evening waiting in que for a instance on my lowbie priest. Suddenly I get a flood in my chat window of this

    BN_PRESENCE*
    ID= my real name was here
    Player:Tehkan
    9
    19

    It then repeated this 3 times with the numbers changing slightly. I have to wonder if this was something they changed on the backend and one of my addons was picking it up, or worse someone was trying to use the exploit to obtain my real name.

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