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« on: November 10, 2011, 11:08:14 PM »

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Dear Steam Users and Steam Forum Users:

Our Steam forums were defaced on the evening of Sunday, November 6. We began investigating and found that the intrusion goes beyond the Steam forums.

We learned that intruders obtained access to a Steam database in addition to the forums. This database contained information including user names, hashed and salted passwords, game purchases, email addresses, billing addresses and encrypted credit card information. We do not have evidence that encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information were taken by the intruders, or that the protection on credit card numbers or passwords was cracked. We are still investigating.

We don’t have evidence of credit card misuse at this time. Nonetheless you should watch your credit card activity and statements closely.

While we only know of a few forum accounts that have been compromised, all forum users will be required to change their passwords the next time they login. If you have used your Steam forum password on other accounts you should change those passwords as well.

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.

We will reopen the forums as soon as we can.

I am truly sorry this happened, and I apologize for the inconvenience.

Gabe.

When you change yer passwords, remember the tips from previous threads lately...

make them LONG. 
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 03:19:20 AM »

>>>make them LONG.  

And "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" doesn't count. Mix them up a little.

But I do have one major question:
Quote from: Gabe Newell
hashed and salted passwords
Gabe, what the **** does that MEAN?  confused
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 04:48:32 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on November 11, 2011, 03:19:20 AM

But I do have one major question:
Quote from: Gabe Newell
hashed and salted passwords
Gabe, what the **** does that MEAN?  confused

Let me Wikipedia that for you  slywink
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 04:48:43 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on November 11, 2011, 03:19:20 AM

>>>make them LONG.  

And "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" doesn't count. Mix them up a little.

But I do have one major question:
Quote from: Gabe Newell
hashed and salted passwords
Gabe, what the **** does that MEAN?  confused
ZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZ?
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 04:51:24 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on November 11, 2011, 03:19:20 AM

But I do have one major question:
Quote from: Gabe Newell
hashed and salted passwords
Gabe, what the **** does that MEAN?  confused

knowing Gabe it probably means he tried to eat them.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011, 01:35:24 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on November 11, 2011, 04:51:24 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 11, 2011, 03:19:20 AM

But I do have one major question:
Quote from: Gabe Newell
hashed and salted passwords
Gabe, what the **** does that MEAN?  confused

knowing Gabe it probably means he tried to eat them.

Hahaha. That might be the funniest thing I've ever read on this forum.
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2011, 03:42:50 PM »

Quote from: heloder on November 11, 2011, 01:35:24 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 11, 2011, 04:51:24 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 11, 2011, 03:19:20 AM

But I do have one major question:
Quote from: Gabe Newell
hashed and salted passwords
Gabe, what the **** does that MEAN?  confused

knowing Gabe it probably means he tried to eat them.

Hahaha. That might be the funniest thing I've ever read on this forum.

Right, so the point we get from this is...Gabe ate our passwords to prevent the bad guys from getting the cake.

Thus, Gabe is the evil robot from Portal and we are all in his testing program even if we don't know it.

Gabe, I want my companion cube!
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2011, 03:44:19 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 11, 2011, 04:48:32 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 11, 2011, 03:19:20 AM

But I do have one major question:
Quote from: Gabe Newell
hashed and salted passwords
Gabe, what the **** does that MEAN?  confused

Let me Wikipedia that for you  slywink
I'm trying to reduce sodium in my diet, so please pass the pepper.  drool
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2011, 12:57:15 AM »

I got a password reset request from this forum which originated from Arkansas at a Comfort Inn this morning.  That was pretty worrying but I don't think it would be connected with Steam because why would they bother and I also see that you only need a  Username to initiate the request not an email address so I guess I'll just stay vigilant.
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2011, 01:20:21 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on November 12, 2011, 12:57:15 AM

I got a password reset request from this forum which originated from Arkansas at a Comfort Inn this morning.  That was pretty worrying but I don't think it would be connected with Steam because why would they bother and I also see that you only need a  Username to initiate the request not an email address so I guess I'll just stay vigilant.

I got the same thing a few hours ago.

IP: 99.189.49.113

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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2011, 01:32:11 AM »

Quote from: Vidiot on November 12, 2011, 01:20:21 AM

Quote from: Canuck on November 12, 2011, 12:57:15 AM

I got a password reset request from this forum which originated from Arkansas at a Comfort Inn this morning.  That was pretty worrying but I don't think it would be connected with Steam because why would they bother and I also see that you only need a  Username to initiate the request not an email address so I guess I'll just stay vigilant.

I got the same thing a few hours ago.

IP: 99.189.49.113

Ditto a few days ago.  I don't believe it's related to steam's problems though.
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