Steam problems?

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  1. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone else experienced problems with steam?

    When I'm logged in I get some strange things. Clicking on my handle on the upper right and choosing "My account" I get someone elses handle and information as well as a "install steam" icon instead of the "Go to cart" that I should get. It's freaking me out. Also, doing some things makes me end up in pages with russian, german or french. I can't seem to get this fixed. All this seems to have happened after I tried to stream games to my HTPC. Before that I had no problems at all.

    Gonna contact stream support but I doubt I'll get much help today, that's why I'm asking here as well.
     
  2. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    It seems that there's something majorly wrong with steam since I can't even login there now. Not getting any contact with the account server at all it seems and when I try to reach through the web I get different languages every time.
     
  3. Jac

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    It's been working mostly fine for me - sometimes a little slow but I put it down to them being busy over the holiday. I guess one of the 'hacker' squads might have a DDoS against them.
     
  4. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    I just tried out using my account and it works fine. A little slow like Jac said but everything seems to be in working order.
     
  5. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    Well, I was about to pay for two games on the holiday sale. I won't do that as long as this crap is going on. Luckily I don't have any card information stored in steam, haven't updated after my old card expired.
     
  6. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    I can't do a thing. Just barely logged in but I can't get to the cart at all.
     
  7. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Same with me, I haven't got any credit card info on there after my old one expired just recently.
     
  8. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    If you try to access steampowered.com through the normal web, do you get there and do you get english or some other language?
     
  9. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Nope can't get to steampowered.com, I get an "error". Can't stay though, gotta dash to a Christmas party, be back later tonight.
     
  10. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Yeah, while I can loggin the steam app, no way to check the store now. Earlier it would sign me in as a different user...
    This looks like fun...
     
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    The store comes up black, but everything else works fine.
     
  12. Neshi

    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    Seems like a caching problem on steam server side.
    Read more here
    Noting major though; even though you can see someone elses steam wallet, any purchases made on that will go to the real owner’s account, not the person viewing/purchasing, and then surely they/Valve can simply revoke the purchase once all this has blown over. Person A still can’t use the money of person B to add anything to A’s library.
     
  13. Erroneus

    Erroneus Get off my lawn!

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    I'm curious how many users info were cached and visible from other users? While you couldn't change anything, you could access personal information like address, name, phone number, email and so on. Now is the time to use steamguard mobile and be wary, as this has the potential to be a very big data leak.
     
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  14. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    I'm sure anyone with nefarious intentions and feeding off the data was having a heyday with this one! Screenshot....screenshot...screenshot....
     
  15. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    I'll be changing just about everything as soon as it's possible. Last night I wasn't able to do anything at all with my own account.
     
  16. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    This is weird, now I can't get into the Steam app on my phone. Installed that yesterday, uninstalled it this morning and then installed it again now and I only get an error message.
     
  17. Neshi

    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    If you hadn't logged in while this was happening, you're page wasn't cached so chances are nobody saw you info..
     
  18. Liqourice

    Liqourice Well-Known Member

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    I was logged in during this mayhem, that's how I noticed something was wrong. I've changed password and so though. Seems the problems have been going on all day though, at least when it comes to logging in and so since I couldn't on my phone for quite a while. Now that works though.
     
  19. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    FWIW, last night, after reading about the problems posted above, I logged in, was able to access my games and played a nice session of Skyrim for awhile. Skyrim looks fabulous on this 49 in 4K screen, BTW. :)
     

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