Steam Accounts Compromised By Security Bug

Over this past week, many players have seen their Steam accounts being hacked by a password reset security bug.
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    Valve has started resetting passwords, after a bug would let anyone reset an account's password with the username alone. This security flaw was found last week, but Valve is just now fixing it after many complaints from famous streamers and DOTA players.

    Normally, you would need email access to the account to be able to reset the password. This bug disregards that part of the process, so when asked for the code, users found themselves able to just hit "Continue" without needing the random generated email code. Everyone except users of Valves Steam Guard service would be potential victims of account theft due to this.

    Valve has released this statement: "To protect users, we are resetting passwords on accounts with suspicious password changes during that period or may have otherwise been affected". If you where affected by this security flaw, you will receive an email from Steam with a new password. Furthermore, for peace of mind, Valve pointed out that user's passwords were not revealed, only reset.


    Let us know any comments or concerns you have in the comment section below the article!

    Sources: Polygon, Gamespot, Kotaku



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  1. One Republic
    I only play Gmod, GTA V, and FNAF4 on Steam. IDGAF!

    #Ballah
    1. BarackObama
      Lucky, your account still could have gotten hijacked though.
  2. Jonny ruffo
    How do I contact treyarch to reset me on bo2 because my account is glitched out and it won't let me reset
  3. BarackObama
    I think this happened to me. I'm not even sure. someone got into my account and stole my items even though I have 2 step verification on. Bye Bye all csgo stuff. I started a support ticket so wish me luck.
    1. Dini
      They can't take items out of your inventory as the accounts signed into get trade banned for 1 week
    2. BarackObama
      Well, Dini. It happened, so yeah.
  4. HowAmI
    Thankfully I dont play on steam so very few people have my name
  5. Dini
    Thank god I have 2 step enabled :}
    1. BarackObama
      I have it on to and all my stuff got stolen. It may not be as good as you think
    2. Zaqsi
      As did my account!
  6. Macman17
    Oh no! My hats are going to get rekt! Visio, protect them for me pls!
      Visio likes this.
    1. Cosmic Owl
      Ur ****in **** kid, get good you garbage player.
  7. Wavy
    Wow, my ID does not even exist anymore? Not sure if this relates to that, but the hell?

    EDIT: False alarm, don't know why it said that.
    1. Skype
      Wavy gettin' rekt m8.
  8. Ajcool48
    Cool my xbox gaming tag is ajcool48
  9. Skype
    Makes since why my friend got banned. :smile:
  10. Zaqsi
    They got my account too!