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Originally Posted by el gappo View Post
They should do something useful like... Take down Origin.
So I can't play BF3. Sounds like a good plan to me.

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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
and nothing of value will be lost
Hope you're trolling.
post #22 of 45
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Originally Posted by wh-ATI View Post
Steam forums? Awesome?
This... It's a pretty awful place for practically any Valve-related discussion. Thought I think some of the smaller developers use the steam forums as their official support channel.

Those worried about password security... It's VBulletin. I'm pretty sure they use uniquely salted hashes. It's already a separate database from Steam accounts, so unless you get so unlucky that your salted hash is in a reverse hash cache somewhere, there's absolutely nothing to worry about.

Worst case:
Email addresses harvested (but no passwords/other info paired)
DB got wiped, and steamforums will start from scratch.

Average case:
DB will be restored from fairly recent backup.

Best case:
Valve is just really slow at removing the vandalism.
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post #23 of 45
Steam Forum Accounts =/= Steam accounts

Steam forums use the same software as Overclock.net does, vbulletin 3.8 (Until we switch to huddler over here shortly)
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Hope they don't steal all the hats!
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Why would anyone hack steam?
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After someone hacked into Valve and stole the Half Life 2 code, I'd imagine Gabe has some pretty bulletproof security in place
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Why would anyone hack steam?
To sell more copies of their game hacks.
Not everyone has an undying love for Steam
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post #28 of 45
They only breached the forums, which Valve didn't even code. They use vBulletin, which is the same forum software OCN uses. We are just as vulnerable as the Steam Forums are when it comes to an attack against the software.

I bet it wasn't even a breach in the software. I bet they found out an admin's username and password and screwed with the forum skin a bit. There is the possibility they accessed account data, but that possibility is very, very low.
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post #29 of 45
Why hack a forum? It has separate user data than Steam does. It would be the same as if you hacked OCN and got some ones user name and password...what would it gain you? (heh...maybe a few short lived luz, but nothing else)
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they use vbulletin though :|
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