Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ace Modder, Mar 6, 2014.
I've just got this message
That would be cracking, rather than hacking.
Hacker has no friendly name!
I've had an unsolicited email to help me reset my password today. Looks like someone tried to access Steam.
The thing is, I got an email asking me to enter the steam guard code on my email, but it appears to be unread...at 2pm today
Just got home and steam showed me that msg in my OP when it first logged in.
But the account access was authorised?
I've changed my steam password now anyway.
Do you use same credentials for steam and kickstarter? rumours that the stolen password hashes were cracked from that.
You can mark emails as unread after reading them so that doesn't necessarily mean anything but does seem strange.
what is kickstarter?
i have this from time to time man, mine usually originate from Thailand..
those lady boys want me.
If you have to ask then that wouldn't have been where they got your details from heh.
Not much they can do on your account other than playing your games.
If you haven't already change your e-mail accounts password too and don't use the same one you've used for Steam.
I'd get scanning my drive and checking taskmanager/msconfig
Happened to me before but SteamGuard saved me, it's a brilliant system and should be used with more programs!
And cheat on your games getting your game(s)/account barred, or depending on what payment details you have saved possibly buy/gift a load of games.
Your payment details aren't saved after a transaction.
they are on mine
You can have a cached payment method on steam.
Yes, but those are through payment gateways which have their own anti-fraud systems. So an IP originating from an entirely different country would probably flag a transaction up as fraudulent.
If it says it was authorized it means they have access to your email, because they entered the Steam Guard code correctly. Emails can be reflagged as unread by most email programs so get changing those passwords and run some scans.
Usually they steal your Game items (TF2 Hats, CS:GO Guns, ETC), trading cards, backrounds, and emotes. Or just generally carp on you with a VAC ban on games.
Use a crazy password for your email.
Use a different crazy password for Steam.
Very good site here for testing passwords.
^Personally, I'd only type in something 'similar' to my password into a site like that, but you get the idea. Good for testing your old passwords to see how insecure they are.
-My email password (edited a bit for the site)
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