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Because we got many chat request over hacked accounts, which are in the Portal: Combat- Steam Group, we decided to make some info-news. Here we show you how you can prevent account hacking.

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Here are some tips, how you can prevent account hacking or "Phishing".

Many people try to hack steam accounts to get access to all the games in your Steam-Account. They will change the password (later PW) and change the e-mail (later mail) if they get access to an account. How they could get this access and how you can prevent it, you can it read here:

Normaly, you get a "chat request" over Steam. Normaly, those accounts are hacked and the hacker use them to get more accounts.

Attention:
If someone got hacked, who is in your friend list, you don't get a chat request!


If you want to see, what the user has written, click accept. If you don't want to see it, click decline and if you want to block, this means the user can't send messages to you, than click block.
Also Steam shows you which groups and friends you have in common.

Back to the chat:
Now the hacker contacted you over an hacked account or his own account. He or She trys now, to get your account, too. Normaly, they ask for your password and your account name like
"Hey, you have this xy game, I want to crack it for me, can I get access to your account, m8?"
Also they want to be friendly, because someone will never give is account name to someone who says "A**hole, give it to ma!".

But they also use "Phishing-websites". Those are normaly hostet by bplaced with the abbreviation .tk (it is very popular because bplaced hosts websites for free).
If you visit this website, you would see, that the CSS-Design is the same as the original one by VALVe. This should give you the feeling, that you are on a official Steam website. There is also a field to login. But if you login, they save your account name and password, and soon the will change the PW and mail.
So the text, which they send, is mostly simular. The words "Steam", "free games" and the website "www.xyhackingpage.tk" excist in those messages.

Attention: Steam-Support will never ask you for your password, CD-Keys or any information! Also Steam doesn't give free games! If they do (like with Portal), there will be an update news, they will never contact someone over the community chat!

If you get a message with this text (e.g. "Get free VALVe games on www.Ihackyoursteamaccount.tk) , you should do the following:


1st: Visit the Community Profile of the user and click on the right side (shown above) on "Report Violation".

2nd: Choose the violation (e.g. for hacking try "User misconduct", for billingsgate, as the pciture shows, "Offensive Text" ) and add the text which you got in "Description of Problem"


3rd: Block all communication. For this, click on the arrow beside the name in the chat fenster. A new window opens, and you can click on "Block All Communications". (If you block someone, but want to unblock him/her later, you can visit his/her Community Profile and unblock him/her there.)

If you alredy got hacked, visit Support.steampowered.com for nearer information!


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These tipps are not official tipps by the Steam-Support, they were made by .BloodRaven and should help you, to prevent account hacking or "phising"! They must not be true or must not work!
For anyquestions, please leave a comment or send him a message.

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ChadaFACE
ChadaFACE

you're like a steam vigilante

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Aquilia
Aquilia

ModDB Batman :D

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r

He saves our accounts from being kidnapped!

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Deremix
Deremix

This happened to me a couple days ago, I was away from my PC, and when I got back, someone was on my account, they sent links to ALL of my friends, and almost everyone in my groups, my friend eventually crashed his PC, and made him go offline, so I could get back on and change my PW and email.

But later that day, I started getting chat requests from a **** load of people either calling me stupid for sending them a link, reporting me, or actually believing that I got hacked.

Good thing he only got me reported by one person. ;_;

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Centaur1um
Centaur1um

Nice tut ya got there ;D

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AlekZanDer
AlekZanDer

Great article. I should remember to do that.

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spaqin
spaqin

2nd step is unnecessary. Valve doesn't care about reports.

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cW#Ravenblood AuthorSubscriber
cW#Ravenblood

If they dont care about reports, why is there a report button?
They don't care, if someone get reported one time.
They only look for someone, who got reported many times.

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Aquilia
Aquilia

My Friend reported the guy who hacked his account, and got a personal message from Gabe Newell, and a free weapon on TF2.

And his account back...

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cW#Ravenblood AuthorSubscriber
cW#Ravenblood

cool!
You see, reporting is good!

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AUG_DUDE
AUG_DUDE

being smart and preventive is good for you isn't it?

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MortRocks
MortRocks

ty for the tip/tut

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Kizzycocoa
Kizzycocoa

just saying, I usually choose "user misconduct" :3

but, I'd suggest putting this in a blog? as much as it is admirable you want to keep people safe, perhaps through your mod isn't the best way. :P

then again, that's just my thoughts alone ^^

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cW#Ravenblood AuthorSubscriber
cW#Ravenblood

Thanks for these tipps.
But I wrote that you should choose user misconduct, only for billingsgate offensice text.

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