Blizzard has been secretly watermarking your screensots!
These watermarks contain your personal information.
Information such as:
Download the watermark disabler here: Download
At the moment, this isn't a big deal, but once more hackers/scammers find out about this information, they can use it to link-alt characters to specific accounts and target specific spam or scam attacks, this is also being used by Blizzard to track down Private Servers.
If you're at all familar with QR codes, the watermarking services acts almost exactly like it, but with a different format. See the picture below:
The picture above is a screenshot from WoW.
Once scammers and hackers get ahold of decoding software, this can be a HUGE problem.
This has been Blizzard's secret for years, and nowhere in the ToS / ELuA does it say they are allowed to do this, and are doing it.
I opened a ticket about this concern and questioned Blizzard about it, their only response is:
" Thank you very much for bringing this to attention! Unfortunately, we are not able to comment on this issue at this time. But we do definitely appreciate your report and feedback! "
Here's a picture of the ticket:
The secret watermark which is being intentionally embeded inside WoW generated screenshows below top quality, DOES NOT CONTAIN the account password, the IP address of the user or any personal information like name/surname. It DOES contain the account ID, a timestamp, and the IP address of the current realm.
Just keep this in mind the next time you take a screenshot... Blizzard is watching you..
Q: How do I see my watermark?
A: Follow these steps:
1) Go somewhere where there isn't any (or a lot) of textures. You want to find a solid color.
2) Type: /console SET screenshotQuality "9"
3) Take a few screenshots of the area. Make sure you do ALT+Z to remove your interface.
4) Open your screenshot in a picture editing program.
5) In the picture editing program, turn your "Sharpen" fiter to as HIGH as possible.
6) You should now see the hidden WoW watermark.
Fri April 5th 2013
If you haven't noticed already, I've changed the website around a little!
Please send your comments/feedback about the change to:
Sun March 31st 2013
Major update to C-Installer (CMD)
The command version of C-Installer has undergone a MAJOR update.
It now includes a version checker and a automatic Mesh file setter that sets your Mesh files for Honorbuddy for you.
Wed March 27th 2013
The Assimilator Added!
A fresh new program coded by the Binary Vixen: Echo has been added to the 'Tools' section of the website.
This program injects files into files!
You may inject an executable file into a jpg file.