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Old 11-12-11, 12:52 PM   #32
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Default Re: Steam database hacked. Encrypted credit card information and passwords compromise

Originally Posted by Ninja Prime View Post
I wouldn't worry too much, typical encryption nowadays would take years to decrypt your CC #, to the point that its not worth it.
This. No need to completely freak out, although the situation is disheartening.

Originally Posted by bacon12 View Post
Then why can't game devs have games that can't be pirated? Serious question. If something as simple as your cc info can be encrypted why can't games employ the same tech to prevent crackers from releasing games?
They can employ encryption in game files, but anything worthwhile would incur serious overhead in decrypting when you use the game. And hardware based encryption would require everyone to get new computer or new hardware just to play games. That wouldn't go well...
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