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Steam Forums Hacked?

The Steam Users' Forums currently offer the following message: "The Steam Forums are temporarily offline for maintenance. Your patience is appreciated." This may be just normal maintenance, but we have also seen an image suggesting they were compromised in some manner, and for a while were directing users to a site offering ways to cheat at games, so this may be what Valve is in the process of cleaning up. We'll pass on posting the screenshot to avoid advertising the site, and are waiting to see if Valve has a response to our questions about this (it's still early on the west coast). Thanks Joao.

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32. Re: Steam Forums Hacked? Nov 7, 2011, 19:07 Dev
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2011, 18:23:
nin wrote on Nov 7, 2011, 18:15:

Have no idea what my steam forum password is, but I changed my account password anyway, just to be safe.

And yeah, another vote for a key fob like I have for WOW.

Yeah, seeing how I've got like 5 grand worth of games on Steam, I'd like to get a fob too.

Same. Paypal fob would be easiest, you use that for ebay, paypal, and it only costs $5 from paypal since they subsidize most of it. Its actually the one from verisign, normally costs like $30. Its a credit card shaped fob, so its easy to keep handy in your wallet. The code changes like every 15 seconds, so even if someone gets a keylogger into your system, its still nearly impossible for someone to get into your paypal account. Versign already has all the systems in place, does the fobs, has the GUI to interface with it and authenticate, so its reasonably easy for a company to just use that setup and not develop a whole expensive fob system from scratch.
I wish google would do a fob for gmail too.

I don't know how much money I have in my steam account, but its like 600 games. And valve has NO NO NO EXCUSE for any security lapses, they have tons of money and can hire plenty of security specialists, have tons of confidential user info like address/credit card, and account stuff, and they had the big hl2 source code leak which should have knocked some sense into them.

On a side note, even if someone does get your steam login, with steam steam guard enabled, unless they can also login to your email it won't do them any good. Steam guard also has a feature to deauthorize all other computers except the one in which you activate that option. So if you are concerned, and don't mind re-authorizing laptops and stuff, hit that. Gmail has a similar feature to see all IPs logged into your account and kill all other logins if you want to.

Nightmare scenario would be if someone got your login, and did a charge which ended in a chargeback on a fraud credit card, valve bans your entire account, and I hear they aren't very willing to unlock any accounts.

This comment was edited on Nov 7, 2011, 21:32.
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