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Steam Hack More Severe Than Thought: Change Your Password NOW

Discussion in 'News' started by qubit, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Gabe Newell of Valve has issued a statement that the forum hack they experienced over the weekend actually goes much deeper than they thought. The criminals accessed the main database containing such goodies as user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. Apparently, no personally identifying information was taken - but we await the result of the full investigation before breathing a sigh of relief. Due to this serious breach, TechPowerUp advises all Steam users to change their account password immediately. People starting up their Steam client will now see the following message from Gabe Newell about this:

     
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    You're very welcome. I don't usually post news type stuff but this is major. I'm on a hardcore security/password strengthening spree. The more people that know the better!
     
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    aligned to skyrim release? D:
     
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    Could this be the work of Anonymous?
     
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    Seriously what the hell is wrong with kids. There is nothing remotely funny about this.
     
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    I very highly doubt this.
     
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    Godamnit.
     
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    Why not? They attacked Sony, so they might well want to do the same with Steam.

    Note that I don't have any evidence they did it, just saying that it's not that far fetched.
     
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    Yea, i guess this could be Anonymous, they were quite active lately. Maybe they found some child pr0n conspiracy going on in steam forums?
    Yesterday they cracked my PC and deleted all my nude photos of myself, those anonymous guys are really gone mad. Shame i didnt create any backups.

    Anyways i hope credit card data are crypted hard. If not, this will be huge fail for valve.
     
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    i wonder what bit algorithm they use for hash and salt. if it is SHA-256 or higher no fools are going to break it. unless of course they got their hands on the key...
     
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    I just wonder how they'll get the passwords and in. Anytime I try to login from a different place I have to go through verification via email.
     
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    Contradiction at it's best ?.


    Something my wife bitching on about lol.
    If they were hacked how you know this is not a hacker and secondly why wouldn't some thing this be signed manager or some thing and not just Gabe ?.

    And just lets say if this was the hacker asking you change your password that he would know your password because you just changed it.
     
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    Their systems must be being pounded hard cuz it will not let me change my PW.:banghead:
     
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    Oh shit i logged off now i can't remember the passwords...

    I don't even remember the security answer to do forgot passwords.:laugh:.
     
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    credit card information can mean billing address, expiration, issuer, security code - but not necessarily card number.
    ouch
     
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    Here is what i got when just logged into steam.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks Qubit!
     
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    It took a long time to log in. I'm guessing many people are changing their passwords right now. I don't use a credit card on my computer so I'm not worried but I changed my password anyways. It had been the same since the first time I used Steam so it was time for a change anyways.
     
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    Wow, Heroes really do exist.
     
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    Canceling my credit card, this is really irritating! :banghead:
     
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    I wonder what gabes steam game list looks like.
     
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    password changed...

    Steam Authenticator anyone?
     
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    I just deleted my Debit card number on Steam just to feel a little safer.
     

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