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Steam Break-In

Postby TomBrend » 14 Nov 2011, 04:50

Anyone else get their credit cards stolen? I woke up to a bunch of mint.com alerts about spending more than usual on "clothes" and "shopping", looked at my account and saw $1,000 spent at Tiffany & Co., which I certainly never spent.


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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Drinnik » 14 Nov 2011, 06:35

All my credit/debit cards attached to my steam account are dead and cut up long ago. I only use paypal to buy through steam now.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Vanguard » 14 Nov 2011, 07:04

What Drinnik said, with the added notes that I just got a new card a couple weeks ago and I'm yet to link it to anything. On top of that I have Steam Guard and the password I had was unique to Steam anyway.

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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby empath » 14 Nov 2011, 07:53

Well, same situation here, so

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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Darkobra » 14 Nov 2011, 08:01

I got a new card months ago. I was always very secure with my old one and never had it saved to anything but just in case? Untouchable.

Never EVER trust anyone but yourself when it comes to security.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby madrak_the_red » 14 Nov 2011, 08:05

Hmm, my debit card was on there. I guess I should cancel it?
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Dibria » 14 Nov 2011, 08:15

hmm. shall have to check, I use my Debit card on steam (only use a credit card when ABSOLUTELY necessary) and my bank has frozen my card on no less than three prior occasions due to suspicious activity when nothings been wrong - sods law says they leave it going when someone actually has used it fraudulently.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Fenrir » 14 Nov 2011, 08:41

Thankfully I chose not to save any details onto Steam but shall definitely keep an eye out.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby King Kool » 14 Nov 2011, 09:22

Call up my credit card company again. Nothing unusual. Are you sure it wasn't from something else?
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby TeamKill » 14 Nov 2011, 09:29

Thanks to random chance I lost my card and was waiting for a replacement when the break in happened, so my info on there was old.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby JackSlack » 14 Nov 2011, 10:44

No abuses yet; I'm HOPING this means my policy of not saving my card details on Steam paid off.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Ahlir » 14 Nov 2011, 12:33

I have my debt card connected to Steam via Paypal. I'm not sure if that means I'm safe or not. But since my account is empty anyway I should be ok.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Vigafre » 14 Nov 2011, 13:03

Trixy wrote:I have my debt card...my account is empty...

I lol'd.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Ahlir » 14 Nov 2011, 13:12

Yes yes... You laugh at the fact that I'm piss poor. I'll let you. It is pretty funny.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Vigafre » 14 Nov 2011, 13:13

I was more laughing at the "debt card" part. Laughing at poor people: That's no good!
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Re: Steam Break-In

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... ... ... Bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha OMG. Spelling error for the win. In my defence it's very early and I'm think about exams, not spelling on a forum. Omg I'm an idiot. He he... ah. Well that bad me feel better before I left for exams. So I'm gonna see this as a win.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby JackSlack » 14 Nov 2011, 13:41

A debit card is, in fact, the very opposite of a debt card. You have a debit card to avoid the debt.

Man, that should be an advertising campaign. Thanks, Trixy! Get Russel on the phone, I'm off to pitch this thing to Y&R!
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Greenansatsu » 14 Nov 2011, 13:42

Not sure if connected but did just have my Xbox account hacked, the username was the same and passwords were similar. So now the fun times of changing all my passwords for everything I use.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Fugiman » 14 Nov 2011, 13:44

Oh, I thought the joke was that your account was empty BECAUSE you hooked it up to steam.

Because you spent all your money buying games.

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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby JackSlack » 14 Nov 2011, 13:51

Greenansatsu wrote:Not sure if connected but did just have my Xbox account hacked, the username was the same and passwords were similar. So now the fun times of changing all my passwords for everything I use.


I say again to everything: Password Bank. Grab one. Use it. Different passwords for everything.

You will thank yourself when things like this happen and you realize the only password you need to change is the one that got stolen.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Metcarfre » 14 Nov 2011, 13:57

I'll bite. What's a password bank?
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby JackSlack » 14 Nov 2011, 14:23

Password banks are programs like LastPass or 1Password that let you generate random passwords and store them in encrypted lockers locally on your computer. The idea then is that you remember one password, the master password that unlocks it, and you simply use the bank to fill in web forms, log you into Steam, etc.

This is less safe than simply remembering countless 16 digit alphanumeric passwords with special characters; each one different for each account or website. But it's more safe than just about any realistic alternative. It allows you to have much more complex and hard to break passwords without ruining your ability to remember them, and it means you can have dozens or even hundreds of passwords all over the net without a hitch.
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Dutch guy » 14 Nov 2011, 14:23

Also, LONG passwords better.

(and to quote XKCD)

meaning Correcthorsebatterystaple is better than Tr0ub4dor&3

This makes good passwords much easier to remember. One of my old passwords was Negenhonderdnegenennegentig999. (999 written out in full in dutch, followed by the number)
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Re: Steam Break-In

Postby Metcarfre » 14 Nov 2011, 14:43

Except brute-force methods will go through dictionary words and combos thereof first, right?
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