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Old 09-14-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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Secure your Account from Highjacking ! ! ! How To.

Open Steam and select File / Settings / General / Verify Email Address

People can still highjack you, but they can't change the password or email address or secret question and answer.

So now if you are highjacked, all you need to do is change the password yourself and you don't need to wait for support. This means less chance of getting a Vac ban.

Do it and be highjack resistant.

Much thanks to Valve for this security measure.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:18 PM   #2
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Now how do you change your verified email address?

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Old 09-14-2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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To change your verified address you must still have access to your email account, then you can confirm the change of email address.

All changes to your account security and login must be verified by email.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:44 PM   #4
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Dont use the same password for Steam as you use for your email.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:48 PM   #5
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Dont use the same password for Steam as you use for your email.
Use numbers, letters and symbols, uppercase and lowercase at least 8 digits long.

Cheers crytodan for mentioning that as well, the more secure the better.
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Old 09-14-2009, 05:49 PM   #6
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A lot of good it does to verify the email address and use the same password as you do for email. Im just thinking like a hijacker, and what I would do to prevent someone from noticing their account was jacked.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:28 PM   #7
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100% agree your steam pw should be a one use password, used nowhere else.

If you keep getting asked for your password to play, it is likely someone else has your username and password, unless you use multiple pc's then it may be you.
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:32 PM   #8
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Just give me your login details and I'll add them to the secure Steam database. 64-bit encryption!
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:36 PM   #9
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My steam password is 16 characters long, including numbers, special characters, lower case and higher case. Good luck brute forcing through that...

Anyway, basic security is always good. I'm glad VALVe improved the security.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:10 PM   #10
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Just give me your login details and I'll add them to the secure Steam database. 64-bit encryption!
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:18 PM   #11
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Hijack *
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:24 PM   #12
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Account secured.

Excellent.
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:30 PM   #13
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Is it supposed to look broken?

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/768...0915122910.png
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:19 PM   #14
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Change your skin to a default one then verify it then change your skin back.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:38 AM   #15
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Sorry for sounding noob and stupid.

I just verified my mail.

But what was the point of that?

Was I not supposed to click the verification link?

EDIT: Nvm I think I know what I was supposed to do

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