How To Prevent Hackers On Steam!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by luckyg, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. luckyg

    luckyg L1: Registered

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    I have been posting this around various websites to bring its attention to everybody.

    Valve have recently added an extra layer of security to the steam platform. This prevents people from changing your password without having to do anything else, now when your password is changed you need to also click on the link in a confirmation email that gets sent to your email inbox


    1. Log into steam and click on Settings

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    2. Click on Verify Email Address

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    3. Click Next

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    4. Wait for the confirmation message to come up then click Finish

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    5. Go into your email account and look for an email from Steam Support open it up and click on the link to verify your email

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    6. You will then be directed to your web browser where you get a message confirming it

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    I hope this helps you all, and helps prevent peoples accounts getting hacked in the future
     
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  2. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Seems like such an obvious feature to have, wonder why it took them so long to add it.
     
  3. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Ah good catch!. Thanks!
     
  4. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Hm, this is strange, because my account was hacked about 4 years ago but i was not sent a password verification to my hotmail address (which my account is registored to) when the password was changed by the hacker. However, after ticketing steam about it and getting my account back, i was told to change my password from their temporary replacement and i was sent a varification email asking me to confirm my password and secret answer when i had changed them. Since, when ever changing my password or secret answer i have recieved verification emails to my registored email account (which was registored from the very start).

    I had always figured it was default for most software. Although i know some people don't have steam registored to an email account, my brother has a weird name for his steam account that is not an email address.
     
  5. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    But this feature only exists since a few weeks or so, you cant have used it years ago :O