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Old 11-12-11, 01:16 PM   #35
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Default Re: Steam database hacked. Encrypted credit card information and passwords compromise

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?
Steam's pre-load appears to be either a low level encryption for the sake of speed, or they use the same seeds and such cause while in the past hackers couldn't decode the encrypted preloads, now they can. So at some point they were able to match past encode vs decode copies to come up with the seed and passcode values used.
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