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    Hey all, just saw the following post on OCAU, thought I'd post it on here.
    I'm sure you've all read stories of Steam users getting their accounts "hacked". Generally through fishing sites or telling people your password.

    However it seems that Steam users with old accounts, even if you regularly log on to steam and have the most up-to-date version, may be more vulnerable to having their accounts stolen.

    what happened

    Valve acknowledges security issue

    Full Steam forum thread

    How to check if you're affected:
    Run Steam.
    Goto "File" -> "Settings"
    Look at "Contact Email:"
    If your email address is followed by (unverified) you are affected.

    How to fix the issue:
    Verify your email address with Steam.

    I just checked my account and I was vulnerable to the same issue. I log on to Steam at least every few days and have an up-to-date version of Steam. I had no idea that Steam made basic account security opt-in, rather than just put it into one of their regular software updates.
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    Cheers

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    • #3

      wow nice find

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      • #4

        Legend - cheers (I was unverified).

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        • #5

          Wow. Thanks for that man. Same boat here... unverified.

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          • #6

            me too

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            • #7

              Wow, gotta email this one around. *STICKY*

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              • #8

                Thank you sir,

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                • #9

                  cheers... i've passed this on to all my work buddies

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                  • #10

                    weird they dont make you verify when you create the account ?


                    mine was unverified

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                    • #11

                      RTFA korny

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                      • #12

                        Now verified. Thank you kindly.

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                        • #13

                          thanks for the heads up

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                          • #14

                            ditto - thought id just check incase and i needed to verify.......

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                            • #15

                              Wow thanks for this, i'm loving this forum more and more

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