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post #11 of 25
It's about as safe as anything on the internet.
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post #12 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by †Blade† View Post
Just like the above posts say, Steam is VERY secure, the only way you are going to get hacked is if you download some third party keylogger, malware or some other type of backdoor trojan that can monitor your PC. As long as you make sure you know the sites you are going to are safe, the downloads you download are legit, and your password is a little more complicated than "weak" on the scale you will be perfectly fine. =) If you are still weary, I would suggest changing your password to having AT LEAST one uppercase, one numerical character, one symbol(%, -, #, etc...) and some lowercase letters as well. Also having it longer than 9 character helps keep it more secure as well, just make sure YOU don't forget what it is.
The length of the password doesn't make a hoot of difference afaik, it's just stored somewhere for auto login, and malware just finds that location and copies the password. Length/Difficulty is irrelevant in this case, its only to stop your little brother guessing your password

If you want to stay super safe, don't set steam to auto login and type the password manually Keyloggers are easier to catch then hit & run password stealers.
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post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post
The length of the password doesn't make a hoot of difference afaik, it's just stored somewhere for auto login, and malware just finds that location and copies the password. Length/Difficulty is irrelevant in this case, its only to stop your little brother guessing your password

If you want to stay super safe, don't set steam to auto login and type the password manually Keyloggers are easier to catch then hit & run password stealers.
Very good post in particular and ty all.

Ill be upgrading my password and disable auto log in now. + rep

But when you guys say dont do anything stupid, erm i mean i might watch too much pron. Hmm
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Originally Posted by [nK]Sharp View Post
It's about as safe as anything on the internet.
you make me feel guilty
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post #15 of 25
Dont give out your account info and password to random strangers and you should be fine.
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BTW make sure to have active protection from virus/spyware/loggers. A good AV program prevents most of the **** from entering.
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post #17 of 25
You won't get "hacked" by buying a game. Its people that click on links that don't know what they are that get hacked. Not really they got hacked as much as they hacked themselves.
post #18 of 25
It all user error. So many people are really dumb when it comes to pc security, etc. Or they download games illegally that are infected with every type of spyware known to man.
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post #19 of 25
If you really feel you want to invoke some security parameters you can look through this thread

http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/88...pc-latest.html

A couple OCN members have already disected the process of the "hack" and came up with a way against. Also you can ask pioneerisloud for the ports to block inside your router or other network method.

Hope this helps, all the best
    
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post #20 of 25
Steam is extremely secure.

User error is definitely the way you loose an account, but I have yet to see anyone talk about account recovery.

Steam is great about recovering stolen accounts. Just provide them some proof that you own any single game on the account and you are good to go. If you have no way to prove it, that's your fault lol, they send an excessive number of receipts when you buy stuff.

For example: I have multiple steam accounts, and I let a "friend" borrow one for awhile and he changed the password. So I emailed steam support and attached a scanned copy of a retail license key fora single game on the account, and within a few hours I had my account back.
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