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PSA: Steam Hack

Postby Roq » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:20 am

Just a friendly reminder to regularly change your passwords. My Steam account got taken yesterday and sold to some Russian dude. Luckily, I was fast enough in responding to it that nothing got altered or taken. No key-loggers or any malicious stuff going on my end, so this is either a brute force attack, or remnants of the steam hack from last year, either way, change your passwords and security info.

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Re: PSA: Steam Hack

Postby Broscar » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:34 am

Not really fit for GRIP general discussion, so I took the liberty of moving your thread to the off-topic subforum.

Glad you managed to get your account back, Roq.
Man, what nightmare... If I'd ever lose my Steam account, I'd go absolutely mental.
Maybe I should finally turn on that two-factor authentication Steam's been bugging me about...

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Re: PSA: Steam Hack

Postby StickyBassline » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:21 pm

Broscar wrote:Maybe I should finally turn on that two-factor authentication Steam's been bugging me about...

Yeah do it, it's extremely secure and it's not that annoying to sign in with it :)
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Re: PSA: Steam Hack

Postby KazzyMac » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:59 pm

StickyBassline wrote:
Broscar wrote:Maybe I should finally turn on that two-factor authentication Steam's been bugging me about...

Yeah do it, it's extremely secure and it's not that annoying to sign in with it :)

I can't even find where to do that lol.

But my Steam is set up to require an authentication password either from my phone or my email - and my email doesn't have the same password as my Steam so even if someone got the password I would know about it in about two minutes ;) But security is always a good thing to have.
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Re: PSA: Steam Hack

Postby Cybruiser57Péter » Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:53 pm

Roq wrote:Just a friendly reminder to regularly change your passwords. My Steam account got taken yesterday and sold to some Russian dude. Luckily, I was fast enough in responding to it that nothing got altered or taken. No key-loggers or any malicious stuff going on my end, so this is either a brute force attack, or remnants of the steam hack from last year, either way, change your passwords and security info.

How did they take your account?
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The pissed locals are head enough and strike back.
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Re: PSA: Steam Hack

Postby TheOnLY » Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:14 pm

KazzyMac wrote:
StickyBassline wrote:
Broscar wrote:Maybe I should finally turn on that two-factor authentication Steam's been bugging me about...

Yeah do it, it's extremely secure and it's not that annoying to sign in with it :)

I can't even find where to do that lol.

But my Steam is set up to require an authentication password either from my phone or my email - and my email doesn't have the same password as my Steam so even if someone got the password I would know about it in about two minutes ;) But security is always a good thing to have.

But if someone gets your mail password he will also get your steam with the forgot password function.

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Re: PSA: Steam Hack

Postby Cybruiser57Péter » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:06 pm

I know this is looks like a "necro" behaviour, but this is important to read, if you had a two-factor authentication on Steam.

Every one knows how this two-factor authentication works (and you can read it up) so I'm not bothering explaining it, BUT there is something that not mentioned about it is that, when you have this TFA on your Steam account and updating your Steam on PC you get 2 file named ssfn"long number".
Now who are this guys: well this are "authorization file" and what are they stand for "Steam Sentry File (number)".
So why are you have them is because this file/s can be used to bypass all two-factor authentication so keep it safe and DO NOT give it to anybody.
http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/240073/where-is-the-steam-authorization-file

There are number of posts on the Steam community about "phishers" using this files to hijack your accounts, so if somebody asking about your SSFN files, it's probably a Scammer/phisher, so send it to hell
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/2014/06/phishy-steam-guard-file-steals-ssfn/
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Then they opened a portal to another dimension and kidnapping the locals.
The pissed locals are head enough and strike back.
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Re: PSA: Steam Hack

Postby Chris_CE » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:52 am

Thanks for the PSA and subsequent info guys
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