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20,000 Steam Accounts Disabled

The Steam Users Forums (thanks Shacknews) announces that Valve called shenanigans on approximately 20,000 Steam user accounts yesterday, and has disabled access to them. Word is: "The method used was extremely easy for Valve to trace and confirm, and so there is no question that the accounts disabled were used to try and illegally obtain Half-Life 2." The post goes on to describe the circumstances under which Steam accounts will be revoked, as well as avenues to follow should you feel your account was banned erroneously. They also go on to debunk what has become the popular myth that they released a bug to the warez circuit to entrap pirates:

Valve did not put out any kind of fake key or fake warez or hack instructions to trap people. The hack came from the "community" as do they all.

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150. This isn't the first time.... Nov 24, 2004, 01:02 xXBatmanXx
 
....that it has occured to me that it doesn't matter what anyone says here, someone else knows more, better, bullshits better, etc.

I could post my favorite color, and someone would reply saying that it isn't my favorite color, and that another color is because I am a n00b.

This is a gaming post about Steam, and it has gone into algorithms about passwords and political bullshit.

good lord people. Just because Blue gave us the option to post, doesn't mean everyone gives a shit about your opinion (mine included).


 
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  1. Nov 23, 15:04 First post Gandhi
  2. Nov 23, 15:05  Re: First post Grounded
  3. Nov 23, 15:08   Re: First post Gandhi
  4. Nov 23, 15:09 Lol Leo
  6. Nov 23, 15:11  Re: Lol Gandhi
  8. Nov 23, 15:14   Re: Lol MajorGeeks
  13. Nov 23, 15:19    Re: Lol Gandhi
  9. Nov 23, 15:14   HA ! BFSoLo.
  12. Nov 23, 15:18   Re: Lol Xombie
  15. Nov 23, 15:21    Re: Lol nin
  20. Nov 23, 15:26    Re: Lol anon@24.76
  16. Nov 23, 15:22   Crap crack? Da-Fly
  5. Nov 23, 15:10 Go valve Cy
  7. Nov 23, 15:12 Re: No subject AthlonSeven
  10. Nov 23, 15:16 AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... Ray Marden
  14. Nov 23, 15:20  Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... nin
  17. Nov 23, 15:23   Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... Xombie
  18. Nov 23, 15:23   Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... Leo
  22. Nov 23, 15:41  Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... Cy
  26. Nov 23, 15:52   Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... Geese
  29. Nov 23, 16:00    Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... Cy
  32. Nov 23, 16:07     Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... MMORPGHoD
  67. Nov 23, 17:59      Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... ZzeusS
  87. Nov 23, 19:19      Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... MapleBob
  51. Nov 23, 17:22     Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... jm0ris0n
  91. Nov 23, 19:36     Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... MindTrigger
  30. Nov 23, 16:04   Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... kanniballl
  37. Nov 23, 16:26   Re: AAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... StreetPreacher
  11. Nov 23, 15:18 No subject Wilf
  19. Nov 23, 15:25 Here's how it will play out... The Sentinel
  21. Nov 23, 15:33  Re: Here's how it will play out... Ihya
  27. Nov 23, 15:55   Re: Here's how it will play out... Tumbler
  31. Nov 23, 16:04    Re: Here's how it will play out... Xombie
  36. Nov 23, 16:20     Re: Here's how it will play out... BicycleRepairMan
  57. Nov 23, 17:31     Re: Here's how it will play out... Tumbler
  75. Nov 23, 18:31      Re: Here's how it will play out... Arkay
  79. Nov 23, 18:56       Re: Here's how it will play out... Tumbler
  81. Nov 23, 19:02        Re: Here's how it will play out... Warhawk
  83. Nov 23, 19:09         Re: Here's how it will play out... Tumbler
  84. Nov 23, 19:12          Re: Here's how it will play out... Beamer
  33. Nov 23, 16:08    Re: Here's how it will play out... chino
  35. Nov 23, 16:18     Re: Here's how it will play out... Tango
  38. Nov 23, 16:28      Re: Here's how it will play out... Viranth
  39. Nov 23, 16:30       Good stuff Two_Sheds
  42. Nov 23, 16:50      Re: Here's how it will play out... Xombie
  59. Nov 23, 17:32    Re: Here's how it will play out... Beamer
  64. Nov 23, 17:40     Re: Here's how it will play out... heroin
  85. Nov 23, 19:13    Re: Here's how it will play out... MapleBob
  90. Nov 23, 19:35     Re: Here's how it will play out... Hump
  97. Nov 23, 20:21      Re: Here's how it will play out... MapleBob
  117. Nov 23, 21:43     Re: Here's how it will play out... Chandler
  149. Nov 24, 00:42      Re: Here's how it will play out... Warhawk
  119. Nov 23, 21:45     Re: Here's how it will play out... Baudkarma
  120. Nov 23, 21:50      Re: pirates and warezers Zephalephelah
  121. Nov 23, 21:55       Re: pirates and warezers IronHorse
  125. Nov 23, 22:16      Re: Here's how it will play out... MapleBob
  82. Nov 23, 19:05   Re: Here's how it will play out... MapleBob
  24. Nov 23, 15:43  Re: Here's how it will play out... Xombie
  23. Nov 23, 15:41 Steam makes piracy easier. Smellfinger
  25. Nov 23, 15:52 So how exactly did they do it? NoGodForMe
  28. Nov 23, 15:58 Wondering.... xXBatmanXx
  45. Nov 23, 17:05  Re: Wondering.... xXBatmanXx
  34. Nov 23, 16:13 re: hl2 deeny
  40. Nov 23, 16:37 No subject StreetPreacher
  41. Nov 23, 16:49 It blows Cumengetut
  43. Nov 23, 16:53  Re: It blows Xombie
  46. Nov 23, 17:07   Re: It blows quazz
  50. Nov 23, 17:18    Re: It blows scorpius
  52. Nov 23, 17:24     Re: It blows Parallax Abstraction
  54. Nov 23, 17:27      Re: It blows jm0ris0n
  58. Nov 23, 17:31      Re: It blows Xombie
  65. Nov 23, 17:50       Re: It blows Parallax Abstraction
  69. Nov 23, 18:04        Re: It blows hebrew_national
  78. Nov 23, 18:55      Re: It blows Smellfinger
  55. Nov 23, 17:29    Re: It blows Xombie
  167. Nov 24, 05:30     Re: It blows cyxxon
  171. Nov 24, 06:36      Re: It blows KilrathiAce
  63. Nov 23, 17:38    Re: It blows DG
  48. Nov 23, 17:13   Re: It blows Jay K.
  70. Nov 23, 18:07    Re: It blows Jay K.
  71. Nov 23, 18:16     Re: It blows PsychoMoggieBagpuss
  73. Nov 23, 18:23      Re: It blows cia
  49. Nov 23, 17:14  Re: It blows Smellfinger
  53. Nov 23, 17:26  Re: It blows Beamer
  173. Nov 24, 08:03   Re: It blows instant
  61. Nov 23, 17:37  Re: It blows MeatForce
  44. Nov 23, 17:02 coding flaw in steam scorpius
  47. Nov 23, 17:10 Good! Tim1_2
  56. Nov 23, 17:31 *pop* Mega Fantasy Sci-Fi PostApocalyptic MMORTRPFPS 9000
  60. Nov 23, 17:35  Re: *pop* Beamer
  62. Nov 23, 17:38   Re: *pop* MyRealName
  72. Nov 23, 18:22  Re: *pop* vacs
  74. Nov 23, 18:25   Re: *pop* cia
  66. Nov 23, 17:58 No subject space captain
  68. Nov 23, 17:59 How professional.... xXBatmanXx
  76. Nov 23, 18:35 Steam Wiwi Jumbo
  77. Nov 23, 18:49  Re: Steam UberNeuman
  80. Nov 23, 18:59   Re: Steam Wiwi Jumbo
  86. Nov 23, 19:17 No subject WebDemon
  88. Nov 23, 19:19 Lemme clear this up Cy
  89. Nov 23, 19:26 no cd-key Cartman
  94. Nov 23, 20:08  Re: no cd-key Xombie
  95. Nov 23, 20:11   Re: no cd-key Xombie
  92. Nov 23, 19:44 No subject Midnight
  93. Nov 23, 19:53  Re: No subject MindTrigger
  96. Nov 23, 20:12   Speaking of the Steam forums.... Hollowguy
  105. Nov 23, 21:03    Re: No subject Mad Max RW
  98. Nov 23, 20:27 Re: Rseman
  101. Nov 23, 20:39  Re: Hanover
  102. Nov 23, 20:46   Re: MindTrigger
  99. Nov 23, 20:28 Thank god... Icewind
  100. Nov 23, 20:29 No subject  Warpreacher 
  103. Nov 23, 20:47 Re: Rseman
  104. Nov 23, 21:00  Re: MindTrigger
  115. Nov 23, 21:35   Re: m00t
  118. Nov 23, 21:44    Re: MindTrigger
  147. Nov 23, 23:59     Re: m00t
  122. Nov 23, 21:58    Re: Chandler
  126. Nov 23, 22:25     Re: WarPig
  183. Nov 24, 10:02    Re: passwords MeatForce
  184. Nov 24, 11:40     Re: passwords MindTrigger
  106. Nov 23, 21:04  Re: Hanover
  107. Nov 23, 21:10   Re: MindTrigger
  108. Nov 23, 21:18  Whatever Overon
  113. Nov 23, 21:33   Re: Whatever Beamer
  123. Nov 23, 22:06    Re: Whatever MapleBob
  124. Nov 23, 22:09     Re: Whatever Beamer
  127. Nov 23, 22:33      Re: Whatever MapleBob
  116. Nov 23, 21:43   Re: Whatever Awesome Spume
  109. Nov 23, 21:20 Re: Rseman
  110. Nov 23, 21:24 I wonder... Brian
  111. Nov 23, 21:27  Re: I wonder... MindTrigger
  112. Nov 23, 21:27  Re: I wonder... indiv
  114. Nov 23, 21:33  Re: I wonder... MindTrigger
  128. Nov 23, 22:39 Man.. why do people keep posting? Propagandhi
  129. Nov 23, 22:46  Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? SquirrelZero
  130. Nov 23, 22:48   Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? TangledThorns
  134. Nov 23, 23:11   Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? Beamer
  139. Nov 23, 23:32    Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? MapleBob
  131. Nov 23, 22:49  Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? MapleBob
  132. Nov 23, 22:54  Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? scorpius
  133. Nov 23, 23:08   Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? PHJF
  135. Nov 23, 23:20   Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? Propagandhi
  143. Nov 23, 23:41    Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? MapleBob
  137. Nov 23, 23:25   Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? MindTrigger
  141. Nov 23, 23:35    Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? MapleBob
  146. Nov 23, 23:50    Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? scorpius
  148. Nov 24, 00:01     Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? MapleBob
  151. Nov 24, 01:04      Re: Man.. why do people keep posting? Belmont
  136. Nov 23, 23:24 Perspective is a good thing.. CorpDan
  138. Nov 23, 23:27  Re: Perspective is a good thing.. PHJF
  140. Nov 23, 23:34   Re: Perspective is a good thing.. MindTrigger
  142. Nov 23, 23:37 Re: Bummer StreetPreacher
  144. Nov 23, 23:44 Ironic Cartman
  145. Nov 23, 23:50  Re: Ironic xXBatmanXx
>> 150. Nov 24, 01:02 This isn't the first time.... xXBatmanXx
  152. Nov 24, 01:10  Re: This isn't the first time.... MapleBob
  153. Nov 24, 01:50   Re: This isn't the first time.... seenitall
  155. Nov 24, 02:00   morons StaTik
  157. Nov 24, 02:03    Re: morons The Half Elf
  158. Nov 24, 02:42    Re: morons sponge
  159. Nov 24, 02:45     Re: morons Zephalephelah
  161. Nov 24, 03:03     Re: morons MapleBob
  162. Nov 24, 04:06    Re: morons Rick
  163. Nov 24, 04:14     Re: morons Hump
  164. Nov 24, 04:20      Re: morons Zephalephelah
  165. Nov 24, 04:54       Re: morons Reactor
  176. Nov 24, 08:10     Re: morons WaltC
  177. Nov 24, 08:17      No subject EvilGoof_Trollboy
  178. Nov 24, 09:07     Re: morons cia
  179. Nov 24, 09:10      Re: morons Opus131
  180. Nov 24, 09:13      Re: morons Opus131
  185. Nov 24, 12:18    Re: morons Beamer
  186. Nov 24, 13:12     Re: morons StaTik
  187. Nov 24, 13:25      Re: morons sponge
  189. Nov 24, 13:31       Not Me Mr. Tact
  190. Nov 24, 13:37       Re: morons StaTik
  191. Nov 24, 13:40        Re: morons nin
  194. Nov 24, 15:03        Re: morons heroin
  195. Nov 24, 15:29         Re: morons StaTik
  196. Nov 24, 15:54          Re: morons MindTrigger
  199. Nov 24, 16:30           Re: morons Beamer
  202. Nov 24, 17:26            Re: morons MindTrigger
  229. Nov 29, 23:58           Re: morons Riley Pizt
  230. Nov 30, 09:03            Re: morons nin
  232. Nov 30, 17:35             Re: morons Warhawk
  197. Nov 24, 16:25          Re: morons Beamer
  198. Nov 24, 16:27         Re: morons Beamer
  200. Nov 24, 16:37          Re: morons heroin
  204. Nov 24, 17:30           Re: morons Beamer
  205. Nov 24, 17:35            Re: morons MindTrigger
  206. Nov 24, 17:46             Re: morons Josh
  207. Nov 24, 17:50             Re: morons MindTrigger
  209. Nov 24, 17:57              Re: morons MindTrigger
  203. Nov 24, 17:28         Re: morons MapleBob
  208. Nov 24, 17:54          Re: morons heroin
  214. Nov 24, 19:45           Re: morons Beamer
  215. Nov 24, 19:59            Re: morons heroin
  216. Nov 24, 20:59             Re: morons MapleBob
  210. Nov 24, 18:20        Re: morons sponge
  211. Nov 24, 18:32         Re: morons MapleBob
  192. Nov 24, 14:33      Re: morons MindTrigger
  193. Nov 24, 14:43       Re: morons Beamer
  201. Nov 24, 17:08     Re: morons MapleBob
  154. Nov 24, 01:52  Re: This isn't the first time.... Beamer
  156. Nov 24, 02:00 MapleBob... The Half Elf
  160. Nov 24, 02:59  Re: MapleBob... MapleBob
  166. Nov 24, 05:18 No subject D4rkKnight
  175. Nov 24, 08:08  Re: No subject Reactor
  168. Nov 24, 06:01 . Kosumo
  169. Nov 24, 06:16  NEXT big game? jim
  170. Nov 24, 06:34   Re: NEXT big game? KilrathiAce
  172. Nov 24, 06:48 sTeamy un4
  174. Nov 24, 08:04 No subject instant
  181. Nov 24, 09:14 No subject Tanto Edge
  182. Nov 24, 09:32  Re: No subject Reactor
  188. Nov 24, 13:31   Re: No subject Opus131
  212. Nov 24, 19:03 Regardless of... Tanto Edge
  213. Nov 24, 19:18 No subject Silicon Avatar
  217. Nov 24, 21:05 www.steamreich.com paniq
  218. Nov 24, 21:13  Re: www.steamreich.com sponge
  219. Nov 24, 22:50   Re: www.steamreich.com nin
  221. Nov 26, 07:47   Re: www.steamreich.com Tango
  222. Nov 26, 08:38    FAQ of questions Valve won't answer. Dante_uk
  223. Nov 26, 12:24     Re: FAQ of questions Valve won't answer. Tango
  224. Nov 26, 13:25      Re: FAQ of questions Valve won't answer. Taulin
  225. Nov 26, 15:12       Decided against Steam Viper
  228. Nov 29, 20:34        Re: Decided against Steam MapleBob
  231. Nov 30, 16:21         Re: Decided against Steam Viper
  226. Nov 29, 04:44     Re: FAQ of questions Valve won't answer. Mdcl Marijuana
  227. Nov 29, 20:24      Re: FAQ of questions Valve won't answer. SirAnthony
  220. Nov 25, 06:45 My first experience with Steam and HL2 SirAnthony


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