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Steam forums have been hacked
« on: November 10, 2011, 08:40:04 pm »
change your pass NOW http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/ is the proof!  O.O
« Last Edit: November 11, 2011, 02:18:21 pm by Qwerty.55 »
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Re: Steam has been hacked!?!?!?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2011, 08:47:20 pm »
I've never used the forums, should I still change my password? O.o

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Re: Steam has been hacked!?!?!?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2011, 08:48:09 pm »
yes I think but idk how to change one please tell me how!
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Re: Steam has been hacked!?!?!?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2011, 08:48:34 pm »
lol me neither, but I should create an account and change the password just for the heck of it XD

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Re: Steam has been hacked!?!?!?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2011, 08:51:56 pm »
Parser, I have a Steam account, I've just never used the forums.

Calc, in the client window, go to Steam > Settings > Account > Change Password or Secret Question.

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Re: Steam has been hacked!?!?!?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2011, 08:52:44 pm »
ok thanks
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Re: Steam has been hacked!?!?!?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2011, 02:59:04 am »
I only have free things on my steam acc. Lol. So I guess I do not have to change my pass.
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We do not know of any compromised Steam accounts, so we are not planning to force a change of Steam account passwords (which are separate from forum passwords). However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to change that as well, especially if it is the same as your Steam forum account password.
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Re: Steam has been hacked!?!?!?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2011, 03:03:55 am »
Gabe goddamn Newell. And I just installed Steam lol.

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Re: Steam has been hacked!?!?!?
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2011, 01:12:16 pm »
GabeN sent out a letter yesterday, accounts are all safe and  on a completely seperate database. The forum one is being re-secured and was not the same place account names/passes are stored. Your games are safe, especially with SteamGuard, although it's annoying if you're the one getting a new computer.

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Re: Steam forums have been hacked
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2011, 02:19:15 pm »
Annoying, I edited the topic title so that it sounded less dramatic and "end of the world"-ish. If you use the Steam forums, change your password. If you don't, you're fine.
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Re: Steam forums have been hacked
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2011, 06:53:05 pm »
I'm not too surprised they have verified that only the forums were affected, since that was the only place where there had been any noticeable hacking. If people had gotten access to people's actual account details, I don't think they would have bothered defacing it (especially to avoid giving away that they had compromised their DB).

But it's good to know my Steam account is still safe.
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Re: Steam forums have been hacked
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2011, 09:16:22 pm »
I didn't have an account on their forums I think, so I should probably be fine.