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Discussion in 'Starbound Support' started by gotTodance, Jul 1, 2013.

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  1. gotTodance

    gotTodance Sandwich Man

    Hey i tought i already could activate my Key on Steam when i bought it some Minutes ago, but i just see a CD Key (from the email Link) wich doesn't work on Steam.

    It's just my Mail got already hacked this Year (China) so i'm a bit worried if it happens again, he could easy steal the Game as long as i'm not able to link it on my Steam Account.
  2. DeadlyGamer5

    DeadlyGamer5 Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    It's because Neither the full game nor beta is out, and the pre-order isn't on steam, so you will have to wait until beta is out before you can activate it on steam.
  3. Jonesy

    Jonesy Sarif's Attack Kangaroo Forum Moderator

    Yeah, that's your issue; it's not available to be redeemed yet. Until then it's not really of any use.
  4. SLOW_oranges

    SLOW_oranges Pangalactic Porcupine

    Hmm, the game isn't ready to be redeemed on Steam, but it is worrying for your account to get hacked, especially if it happened once. I guess you just have to keep your account details secure and hope no one does it again.
  5. DeadlyGamer5

    DeadlyGamer5 Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    or you can try changing your password, make it complicated. I use 5 different passwords set on rotation. all of them are at least 10 characters.
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  6. J-block

    J-block Pay it Forward

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  7. Stephen Hawking

    Stephen Hawking Big Damn Hero

    He might live in Hong-Kong, where they have a city-state relation ship with China.
  8. failcake

    failcake Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Write down the key on a paper and delete the mail. I wanna see them hack your paper.
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  9. SLOW_oranges

    SLOW_oranges Pangalactic Porcupine

    Hacking paper, that's so next-gen.
  10. I think they might mean something like this (the bottom two screenshots). Gmail will tell you something like: "We believe your account was recently accessed from: China."
  11. OmnipotentEntity

    OmnipotentEntity Code Monkey Forum Administrator

    The key isn't for steam, it just looks like a steam key. It's for the redeem page at: http://playstarbound.com/redeem/YourK-eyGoe-sHere
  12. gotTodance

    gotTodance Sandwich Man

    exactly this , he hacked first my itune and from there he gone over to my Gmail Account.

    Yeah i already did this, but if i'm right i get another email send once the Beta goes Online , not sure if there is the same link in there.
  13. Zody

    Zody Weight of the Sky

    This basically

    And maybe do the safety dance for good measure
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  14. linkthegamer

    linkthegamer Master Astronaut

    Russia tried to hack me once I think. But I believe I have 2-step on by then so they got nuffin~

    You might want to do 2-step auth if you have a cellphone that can use it. Makes it a lot harder to hack your account. http://www.google.com/landing/2step/
    The catch is it's also a bit of a pain getting things up and running when you switch, 2 step will work for some google things other require you make an app-specific password. The 2 step is just it will as you for your password, then for a code from your phone (time sensitive, will change about every minute) the app-specific is just a random password it will create for the app (and thus if an app get "logged out" you will have to remove it's password and generate a new one).

    The other option is to go the XKCD route and make a hard to crack easy to recall password ala https://xkcd.com/936/

    Either way that should make your email less hackable. As a last resort if somehow your SB key does get stolen when the time comes I am sure Chucklefish and/or Humble support could help you if you take a snapshot of the log showing you were indeed hacked. I do not know for sure though.
  15. Jonesy

    Jonesy Sarif's Attack Kangaroo Forum Moderator

    Normally I would post the video of Adam Jensen dancing to that, but I'm too lazy.
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