Seems that there’s an issue with Auction House security and accounts and the usual stuff that hackers glom onto. More detail here:
Is Your WoW Password on This List?
I get a bunch of spam from people phishing for account info and I assume you do, as well. Bliz is aware of the issue and that’s one reason for the Authenticator. We have to hold up our end, too. Passwords, for one. Is your password to anything on this list?
From Forbes, via Yahoo:
If you see your password below, STOP!
Do not finish reading this post and immediately go change your password — before you forget. You will probably make changes in several places since passwords tend to be reused for multiple accounts.
Here are two lists, the first compiled by SplashData:
Here’s the whole list: 25 “Worst Passwords” of 2011 Revealed
The article also includes tips on making good passwords. Check it out, now.
Roboform comes well recommended for protecting your passwords.