I'm sad to see you go for a reason like that. SE really dropped the ball on that one. How many good people are we going to lose like that?
And to the annoying little idiots who fancy themselves security experts because they've been lucky so far, please note that there are many ways to end up with a compromised account through no fault of your own. Here's a few:
â€¢ SE has a security flaw somewhere (unthinkable, right?) that allows those who found it to access any account
â€¢ Ads on a respectable website such as this one exploit a browser vulnerability to install malware (say, TOR's Firefox? inconceivable, right?)
â€¢ You used the same strong password on some obscure website a decade ago and forgot about it. It got hacked. You're screwed.
I'm sure there are many more examples, hopefully you get the point. The authenticator helps, of course. But it's far from being foolproof. That one-time password thing to remove it? You know what? It could be intercepted or extracted from the account management website by some backdoor no one knows about. Then the authenticator is gone, and there's nothing you could have done to prevent it.
So how about we give people the benefit of the doubt before calling them gil buyers, huh?
Edited, Sep 25th 2013 12:21pm by PhoenixOmbre