I just don't agree with the stupidity anlge
There are idiots, no mistake, and plenty of them - but for some reason they are either insanely lucky and are never affected - or it just doesn't matter, because they have attained the legendary item [Real Life]. Sometimes even [Friends] drop if you clever enough, or the rarest of all (and I believe only obtainable after completing the Black Temple raid) - a [Wife].
But the reason why 3/4 of users that lose their accounts do so has nothing to do with sensible surfing or recognising obvious email scams. It comes down to OS vulnerabilities and vulnerabilities in the gaming software itself.
Look, we get paid good money as IT professionals because we have knowledge the average pleb doesn't.
We understand that flashy graphics stolen from OSX doesn't really equal security, no matter how often Microsoft claim it does.
We are fully aware of the consequences of running cheap systems (Wintel) as opposed to Macs. We are aware that choosing to have software over having a decent OS (Linux) brings a number of risks.
But then we also understand how to setup hardware firewalls, backed up by the software needed for safe surfing and trouble-free online gaming.
Unfortunately even the best of us can still be undone by Microsoft and Blizzard's sloppiness.
Yes I'm afraid I do admit to knowing far too much about WoW. However I balance that but installing hax that have enabled me to obtain those rare drops [Real Life], [Friends] and a [Wife] - without completing any of the normally required attunement.
The other reason behind much of this really falls down to people like us - only the lazy version. They are the ones responsible for selling computers and operating systems to the people that pay our salaries (and thus our online gaming fees). They are the ones that make asinine claims their hardware and software is foolproof, and can be installed with no more complexity than your average VCR or microwave.
Unfortunately no one will sue Microsoft because Congress have made it impossible to do so. They belong to the only industry that has been officially sanctioned by the necessary laws to produce shite. There is an actual law that says we can't sue software and hardware manufacturers if their products are crap, no matter what damage they cause in real terms - financial or otherwise.
Ours is the only industry allowed to shovel shite into people's homes, often knowingly without protections in place that people need to keep themselves safe.
Sort of like the software equivalent of boilers with open flames and discharge pipes deliberately built at face height.
Our industry is filled with greedy pricks who should know better, and they have absolutely no incentive to act otherwise.