November 10, 2011

Steaming

It's been reported that Steam's database got cracked. If you're on it, change your password. If they have your credit card, keep a close eye out for unauthorized activity.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Gaming at 04:30 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Bleh.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 10, 2011 05:16 PM (PiXy!)

2 I have dodged multi-million breakin after multi-million breakin, but I've finally been nailed. Alas. 'Twas only a matter of time.

Posted by: Jeremy Bowers at November 10, 2011 05:31 PM (Btke9)

3 Made me glad I didn't have a credit card attached to my Steam account. And that I never saw any point in signing up for the forums.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at November 10, 2011 05:50 PM (fpXGN)

4 According to the e-mail, the database included "hashed and salted" passwords and "encrypted credit card information". Sounds like they took the appropriate security measures so that this kind of thing wouldn't result in a Sony-style all-your-base event. Good for them!

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at November 10, 2011 05:55 PM (pWQz4)

5 Steam say that the credit card details are encrypted with AES256.  In that case, they're secure even if they've been stolen; cracking it is one of those longer-than-the-expected-lifespan-of-the-Universe things.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 11, 2011 05:05 AM (PiXy!)

6 But I believe the hackers did get names and emails? I've got a Steam account, and I'm expecting a bunch of phishing emails very soon.

Posted by: Boviate at November 11, 2011 01:42 PM (RPpft)

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