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“The Steam Forums are temporarily offline for maintenance. Your patience is appreciated.†That’s the message you’ll get if you’re trying to log into the Steam forums at the moment. They’ve been taken down due to an apparent hack that briefly saw front page text changed to advertise a game hacks site. Eurogamer say that some Steam users have had their email addresses spammed with messages from this site
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Looks like it's time for STEAM to update their forums
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Darn, hope no ones account was compromised during this.
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Hack something less awesome please
    
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Even if accounts were compromised, I use two computers to access my steam account, and both are registered. Even if you have my account details, good luck getting into my account
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Steam forum accounts are separate from the actual Steam user accounts. I use a different password and a spam email address for Steam forum account so I should be fine.
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Doesn't Steam now require you to punch in a 5 digit code every time you log in from a different ip than the one steam servers are used to? If so, no big deal as far as account information and account theft is concerned.
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I'm glad that I never got around to making a Steam forum account. I hope that Valve took the proper precautions to secure the passwords from an attack like this. I have a feeling that a decent number of people foolishly used the same username / password for their Steam account.

I know that Steam Guard will protect a decent number of users from an attack like this, but I have read about people disabling Steam Guard for convenience reasons. (Foolish thing to do IMO)
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post #8 of 45
Gabe even told his password publicly to show how safe Steam Guard is.
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Compromise me, I have steam guard.
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Gabe even told his password publicly to show how safe Steam Guard is.
Did he give his machine name and mac address to go with it?
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