Steam Forums Compromised

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Washac, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006

    Steam has been hacked, credit card & personal details may have been taken.

    Login to Steam to find out more.
  2. steveca macrumors 6502

    Mar 9, 2005
    thank god i do not play on my mac... sorry for the others. It is becoming an issue all this hacking, and they like to hack games related services
  3. doh123 macrumors 65816

    Dec 28, 2009
    It was mainly the forums... but the database that whoever it was had access to did have more information... even though it was encrypted, it may eventually be compromised *if* they have copies of it...
  4. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    In regards to account details being hacked - they're saying that if you use the same username/password combo on Steam as the forums, then go change it.

    In regards to losing your account though, as this happened with one of my first ones, the only thing you need for proof is a list of games purchased with exact prices and dates. So always print off Steam receipts just incase you ever do lose your login details.
  5. Skoopman macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2011
    First of all, the passwords are encrypted, it would take years to crack even simple passwords. And yeah, thank god for the Steam guard. If you are really afraid of loosing your account, just change your password.
  6. chaosbunny macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2005
    down to earth, far away from any clouds
    I always make sure to leave "save my information for faster payment" unchecked, I hope it really isn't saved. I'd love to have this option in the iTunes store too.
  7. Rodus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2008
    Midlands, UK
    Gabe has just stated that all CC details are AES256 encrypted so, as long as there hasn't been a grotesque lapse in security and the keys leaked, they should be safe.

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