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  1. Jstn7477

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    Now's a good time to check your Steam account's security and make sure you are using good security measures to protect yourself. My friend two weeks ago had her Steam account hacked, bank account drained via Steam purchases, and the account administratively disabled in the end. Trust me, you don't want to go through that.
     
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    This should be front-page news imo. Good thing I don't have an account on the Steam forums.
     
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    hm, I better go check mine

    Edit: all good here.
     
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    Simple solution run the Steam thing that requires you to enter a code that gets sent to your email each time you try to access your Steam account from a new computer. But sadly I have heard of a few people having issues with it, but it works great for me.
     
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    +1 and ill up you a password change, im paranoid.:wtf:

    hope i rem that pword it was a soddin paragraph
     
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    Yeah, I do something similar with my online bank account too. Except for that, it goes to my phone, y'know in case my e-mail gets hacked too.
     
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    Yeah, got to be careful with the emails, I always set a different password on mine than other things. Then I have a recovery email for my main one with a different password. My email has been jacked once, but they didn't get the backup email so I just recovered it and giggled.
     
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    I use the steam secure thing that if your on a new computer ect, you need to verify it via email. Other than that make sure your email is a different password to steam so they dont just log into your email.
     
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