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Steam Forums Get Nailed By Hackers

Discussion in 'News' started by qubit, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. techtard

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    Maybe this is what the bitcoin project is all about. They could be using all that processing power to crack hashes and decrypt all the data that they are compromising.

    Maybe I'm just paranoid.
     
  2. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    Bitcoin essentially does this, but with its own files, not ones people feed it. You try to create a valid block by mining, and then if it is valid you win the grand prize of 50 BTC, but if you don't win you lose, and the computer keeps trying. Think of it as a massive brute force program that is trying to find the next block.
     
  3. erocker

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    Just got this when I logged in today:

     
    DannibusX and qubit say thanks.
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    I just changed my password to a 20 character password...that wont do any good If STEAm can't get a handle on their shiznit
     
  5. KieranD

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    Doesn't matter how strong a password is if they have it, if you change it to anything they pretty much cant log in unless they get the new one.
    EDIT: For the record i didn't get a news popup and i didn't see any news about the forum hack in the news tab on steam.
     
  6. KainXS

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    my steam account was hacked 2 days ago and my gmail got hacked too(same password(bad idea))

    i knew it because I couldn't log into steam and I went into my gmail, and it said some crap about an unknown ip address.

    steam changed everything back though and I had to change all my passwords:(

    change your passwords people.
     
  7. DannibusX

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    It really sucks that this happened to Valve. Kudos to Gabe for coming clean.
     
  8. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I'm writing a news story on this as we speak.

    Make sure to change your Steam account password. I've just done mine.

    erocker, thanks for the update back there. :toast:
     
  9. KieranD

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    Ah okay you see the message when you go to the actual forums, i tried to log in just to see if i made an account fortunately i hadn't.

    A news "story" lol.
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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  11. ShiBDiB

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    That sounds more like them just covering their ass then anything... Forum accounts and steam accounts arent linked anyway.

    One more reason to use paypal :D
     
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    they hack forum password right ?

    and since i don't make any steam forum account that should be save for me right ?
     

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