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My email and Steam accounts use two different passwords, I'm kinda paranoid now. I got the email at 2:50 PM and i know it wasn't me, because i was after school with a teacher..


I did notice two random guys on steam added me a couple days ago, I didn't accept their friend requests, they've just been sitting around...

Should i go as far as changing my email/security question and password? I'm paranoid as all hell now.
Edited by HeWhoDared - 3/13/12 at 4:46pm
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Well they seemed to have failed to get into your steam account, so... yeah I'd suspect someone was trying to get in. As for should you be paranoid, maybe? I mean they didn't get in I don't think... but if your password was strong enough to start with, you shouldn't worry as changing it will just be a PITA for you to remember whereas they wouldn't know if you changed it or didn't change it as they seem to have no clue what your password is to start with. If it'll soothe your mind, go change it, and make sure it's something "hard" so... at least 1 number, 1 character, and 1 symbol
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Well they seemed to have failed to get into your steam account, so... yeah I'd suspect someone was trying to get in. As for should you be paranoid, maybe? I mean they didn't get in I don't think... but if your password was strong enough to start with, you shouldn't worry as changing it will just be a PITA for you to remember whereas they wouldn't know if you changed it or didn't change it as they seem to have no clue what your password is to start with. If it'll soothe your mind, go change it, and make sure it's something "hard" so... at least 1 number, 1 character, and 1 symbol

thanks for the reply man

my passwords are pretty damn strong, I don't know how i remember them, but they are essentially like serial keys lol

Still I can't help feel to anxious.
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thanks for the reply man
my passwords are pretty damn strong, I don't know how i remember them, but they are essentially like serial keys lol
Still I can't help feel to anxious.

Do you have Steam Guard enabled?

They could still technically brute force your password. Steam Guard however negates that.
     
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Is your account name the same as your community name? That is probably why they got your account name and tried to do a password retrieval.

Just keep your passwords different for Steam and email.
Edited by Riou - 3/13/12 at 5:05pm
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Yeah, brute forcing happens all of the time unfortunately. I would as said above more than recommend enabling Steam Guard. They'll have to have access to your email itself to get into the Steam account with that enabled.
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Do you have Steam Guard enabled?
They could still technically brute force your password. Steam Guard however negates that.

Right yea, and yes i do have guard enabled. I know steam guard would prevent that, but I'm contemplating if i should just use new passwords and a new email.

For a password reset, you need both the email and the account name right? I don't even think i've given out my email to people/friends online at all tbh.

Dr Strangelove.. good movie tongue.gif

@Riou, Yea my community name is the same as my account handle.. I just realized that redface.gif
Edited by HeWhoDared - 3/13/12 at 5:08pm
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Right yea, and yes i do have guard enabled. I know steam guard would prevent that, but I'm contemplating if i should just use new passwords and a new email.
For a password reset, you need both the email and the account name right? I don't even think i've given out my email to people/friends online at all tbh.
Dr Strangelove.. good movie tongue.gif
@Riou, Yea my community name is the same as my account handle.. I just realized that redface.gif

I wouldn't bother creating a new E-mail, just change the passwords for Both if you are worried
     
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I wouldn't bother creating a new E-mail, just change the passwords for Both if you are worried

Alright man thanks, but just to put this in perspective.

Anyone really, who knows my account name could try to reset my password? They don't need my actual email address?

If so, in theory couldn't it just happen again regardless if my passwords were changed? And going possibly going far as a new email.
Edited by HeWhoDared - 3/13/12 at 5:30pm
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Alright man thanks, but just to put this in perspective.
Anyone really, who knows my account name could try to reset my password? They don't need my actual email address?
If so, in theory couldn't it just happen again regardless if my passwords were changed? And going possibly going far as a new email.

Well, they'll need to know your secret questions I believe. I haven't had to reset a Steam password the traditional way in quite some time, so I cannot remember.

Edited multiple times due to brain giving out.
Edited by pjBSOD - 3/13/12 at 5:35pm
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