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My Steam account has been hacked

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rambowjo, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    fair enough.

    in my opinion though, you always look out for number 1. because at the end of the day, YOU are all you can really trust. I guess just don't ever do anything to piss those guys off ;) no one knows my passwords, regardless of their relation to me, there's no reason for someone else to have to know. and once they do, blackmail is fair game!
     
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  2. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    I agree with you though, giving out passwords is not a particularly smart thing to do, and I'll probably avoid it from this day on :)
     
  3. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    Just in case there was a keylogger involved: Depending on what else you do on that PC you might want to consider changing passwords for things like online banking and the like.
     
  4. DeletedAccount69

    DeletedAccount69 New Member

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    You play WoW? What relam/faction?
     
  5. WaitForTheRain

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  6. Argus

    Argus Spack Jazzrabbit

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    [​IMG]

    Still, the general moral of the story here seems to be.. What Jacks said.

    Don't share private information with anyone, no matter how much you trust them.

    Though, it is good that you got your account back. :)
     
  7. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    Ravencrest-EU, Alliance, Tapla, huntard.
     
  8. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    You sure it wasnt a virus loaded bangbros torrent?
     
  9. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    That must be it, dnb :D
     
  10. KaiserWarrior

    KaiserWarrior Flyin' High

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    Proper passwords are at least eight chars long and have at least three character classes (a-z, A-Z, 0-9).

    This renders at least 218,340,105,584,896 possible combinations to sort through, rather than the 8,031,810,176 that a 7-char all lower case password does.
     
  11. TossMonkey

    TossMonkey brown bread?

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    I'm with the camp that thinks you've downloaded a dodgy file.

    Though I think you should not use the password you revealed in here again in case someone decides to mess with your stuff.
     
  12. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    it's only so many permutations if you don't do stupid stuff like "Password1" or "passWord2"
    bruteforce is pretty easy given the power of pc's these days.

    'random' passwords sound like a good idea at first, however given that you are probably not going to remember them you will keep them somewhere ...

    To be really secure you would have to change your passwords at random intervals.

    People who give others their passwords for stuff like Steam deserve to have their accounts banned.
    It's a shame he didn't get you banned though.
     
  13. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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  14. IronMonkey

    IronMonkey Moi?

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    That's just mean!
     
  15. Jacks:Revenge

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    The expert has spoken \o/
     
  16. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    JaFo weighs in with his vast knowledge of Steam! Wait, this should have been a tag...
     
  17. JaFO

    JaFO bugs are features too ...

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    it's people like that that create the opportunities for killing systems like Steam ...
    but don't mind me if you don't care about how insecure a system like Steam can become.
     
  18. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    JaFO, I've learned my lesson, you don't have to step on my face.
     
  19. IronMonkey

    IronMonkey Moi?

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    Just in case it has escaped your notice, I am firmly in the "Steam will never darken my door" camp. However, that is not the same as wishing misfortune on its users. I think you erred in expressing that wish.

    Matthew 7:3 seems apposite. When it comes to information security incidents, for all of us it is only a question of when and not if.

    Good practice (and I think Rambowjo has learned his lesson) can minimise the number and severity of the incidents but it can never make them go away entirely.
     
  20. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    Aww, c'mon Rambo. It wouldn't be JaFO without gratuitous Steam-bashing.
     

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