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I have a 15 character password that has special characters, capitol and lowercase letters, and numbers and I've had my Steam account for years and it has never been hacked. It is linked to my e-mail address which has a similar strength password, different one of course, and my security question couldn't be guessed by even my mom.
If you are careful and follow all the security suggestions they give you then you will never have a problem. These companies want to avoid this fraud as much as you do and give you lots of tools. If you don't use these tools or do stupid things like sign up for "free steam games" where you have to put in your steam ID and password, well then your account is going to get "hacked".
I put hacked in quotes because most of the time people are just getting fished. You wouldn't believe the stuff people fall for. There is the whole "Type in your Steam password, Steam automatically filters it out! See:******"
"Wow, it does? Let me try:imanoob. Guys, I can see mine"
"Duh, everyone can see their own, all I see is *******"
"Oh, sweet! Let me go type my password several more times in several more conversations"
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Hey. I don't understand these security problems. I mean, the internet filters out my passwords.

Steam:
Wiremaster
**********
OCN:
Wiremaster
*******
Email:
wiremaster@pwnmail
*********
See? Try it!

/troll

So yeah. It's always user error. People don't get "hacked" any more than my roommate "hacks" my facebook. I was stupid and was taken advantage of. It's how these things work.
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Steam is very safe, no problems here.
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Originally Posted by TestECull View Post
Yes, it is. Steam only gets hacked because of user error. Either they got phished or they downloaded some malware that stole their password from their local machine.

Steam is only as safe as you make it to be. If you're careless with security it's not safe at all, but if you pay attention to security tips and don't give your password out like an idiot then it's very safe.
Quoted. For. Truth.

Please don't ever give out your password. Even if valve themselves ask for it (which the never will). You should be fine.
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Also, the main "hack" I see is people losing their account because they click on links from friends, who have been hacked, in Steam chat, which gets their account, and gives the hack link to their friends, etc. If your friends send give you a tinyurl or a strange link, DON'T CLICK IT.

I see these once in a while "OMG BEST STEAM DEALS EVER MATE GO HERE www.steampowereddeals.com/oiehnwfuior" or whatever.
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