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Standard User Gzero
(knowledge is power) Thu 10-Nov-11 23:24:04
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Steam Trouble.


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Fun:
Valve have just informed us that Steam’s database has been compromised.

An IM is being sent out to all Steam users. Here are the details straight from Gabe:

“Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, November 6. We began investigating and found that the intrusion goes beyond the Steam forums.

We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to the forums. This database contained information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. We do not have evidence that encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information were taken by the intruders, or that the protection on credit card numbers or passwords was cracked.”

Valve are “still investigating” the situation. They mention that there’s been no evidence of illegal credit card activity as yet, and that it’s probably a good idea to change both your Steam passwords. To do that, access Settings from the Steam menu within the client.

Gabe signs off his IM with sincerity: “I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience.”

Steam joins a long list of high profile targets who have recently been targeted by Hackers. Sony, Codemasters and Bioware have all taken the hit. Valve recently announced Steam Guard, designed to increase account security. That makes it extra sad.


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Standard User SPOOKish
(experienced) Fri 11-Nov-11 00:39:57
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Re: Steam Trouble.


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I don't even remember my Steam password. It's the same with most things, I have to guess and do random computations of the password I think it is. Until I give up, and choose to reset my password, which I then forget and the process begins again.

Enough of all this nonsense.
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 11-Nov-11 03:18:21
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Re: Steam Trouble.


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http://xkcd.com/936/

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Standard User SPOOKish
(experienced) Fri 11-Nov-11 04:15:22
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Re: Steam Trouble.


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Oh dear. And I thought I was being clever but yeah, that's me down to a t. Must try and think of a phrase instead...

Cheers Matt.

Now I'm totally going to have to change my ways. smile
Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 11-Nov-11 04:16:28
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hehe smile

Me too!

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Standard User mrnelster
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 11-Nov-11 07:53:24
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Re: Steam Trouble.


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How many users on that database?
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Knowing how it works is completely different to understanding how it works.

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Standard User orly
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 11-Nov-11 12:57:14
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If it contained "all" steam accounts, probably over 50 million

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Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Fri 11-Nov-11 14:24:21
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Re: Steam Trouble.


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KeePass.
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