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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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    Oh, his has every single game and DLC in the catalogue. There are completely unrestricted accounts like that floating about, trust me.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I changed my Steam password when a thread was posted earlier about the forum password's being stolen.
     
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    That is personal information, your name billing address meaning were you live ?. So they probably have your email address to. I SHOULD not have a issue with my cards i don't save them on steam for this very reason.

    Any information that you give them when signing up plus any thing you use to buy though them is personal or this be a total none issue.
     
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    These people are just so cool...

    My card is in crappy condition and I never changed it with the PSN hack. Now it's a great time to get a new card

    And was the database mysql?
     
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    Shit just got real....
     
  6. Wrigleyvillain

    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Um whoa there you don't need to up and cancel it, there is no evidence that any actual theft using card numbers has or will take place. What you should do is check your statement and continue to do so more often...

    I bet it was EA! lol

    (Hell they are lucky it wasn't Origin (yet) which may have even been easier. Speaking of which I need to change that pass too).
     
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    I laughed at this because even though I use steam, and had to change my password...my bank was hacked recently and though my credit card hadn't been fraudulently charged, they issued me a new visa card anyway...so now that steam got hacked I don't have to worry about my credit card since the info on steam isn't valid anyway :laugh:

    Looks like 2011 is gunna be the year of the hacker, so many high profile companies have been hit this year, it's kinda scary to think about.

    But I do like the steam system where in if a new system tries to log into your account, you need to enter an email confirmation number. Luckily I use different passwords for steam and my email. You can never have too many passwords it seems!
     
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    I can live without my visa card for a week, I can't live with my visa card being compromised period!:shadedshu
     
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    I use paypal, so there shouldn't be any way they could have gotten my CC info. I still changed my password though.
     
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    The typical anon worships Gabe Newell. I won't explain why, because that will sound politically incorrect.
     
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    fuck that.
     
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    every time you hack steam gabe newell delays half life 3
     
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    :shadedshu This hacking thing is way out of control. Company after company turns into a victim. It's only a matter of time. I don't use Steam, but I'd love to get my hands on one of these little f*ckers and beat the sh!t out of them! :mad:
     
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    Ditto!
     
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    um how does one change their password? i see no option to do so.
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Hmmm... feel free to reply in PM, or better still, GN and send me a link!

    I love politically incorrect posts... :D

    Two ways: run the Steam client and go to settings. That's one password. Then go to www.steampowered.com and click on Support. Log in there. That's a different login - I think it's the same as the forum one, but don't hold me to it - and change the password there.

    I've now changed, both of course. I did it before posting up that article, in fact.
     
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    i went to settings under the steam client, but it doesn't show password?
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Right there, it's obvious. In the Steam client, go to Steam > Settings and you see the window below.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I never used my credit card on Steam....Paypal only. Change password just in case at Steam and Paypal to be safe.
     
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Yeah, good idea.

    You have a cool username bro, Unreal Tournament rocks like nothing else. :rockout:

    Welcome to TPU. :toast:
     
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    Lauren and I changed our PWs just in case.
     
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    go the STEAM user control help ,Oh is at least separate from the forums too,Ask them to reset the pw I had to at least a month ago.All they need is a legit cd key tied to your account.

    Go here if you forgot your password and your secret question,Just make damn sure you give all the right info,Also take a photo of you retail cd key or show them a receipt from an game purchase.https://support.steampowered.com/kb_cat.php?id=3
     
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    DAMN MOTHER F*** RSG SDFG DRFGSV

    I'm mad...

    EDIT: remember to change you password AND security question
     
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    uh oh, i just seen all this about steam and realised that i cant even log into my steam account. If I try to execute steam it comes up with

    "Unable to connect to the steam network. 'Offline Mode' is unavailable because there is no Steam login information stored on this computer. You will not be able to use steam until you are able to connect to the Steam network again"

    what should I do?
     

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