Thursday, December 31, 2015

IT News Head Lines (Overclockers Club) 01/01/2016

Overclockers Club

Valve Details Recent Attack on Steam
If you attempted to access Steam early on Christmas morning, you likely encountered an unresponsive site with several issues. According to Valve, this outage was caused by a Denial of Service (DoS) attack that flooded the Steam store with a traffic increase "2000% over the average traffic during the Steam Sale." If you accessed certain pages on Steam later in the day, there is a chance that you saw sensitive personal information for other users including "a Steam user’s billing address, the last four digits of their Steam Guard phone number, their purchase history, the last two digits of their credit card number, and/or their email address." Your information could only be seen by other users if you browsed to a a page that contained the sensitive information between 11:50 PST and 13:20 PST. Valve estimates that up to 34 thousand users could have had their information viewed and Valve is working to identify who those users might be, but added that "unauthorized actions were allowed on accounts beyond the viewing of cached page information" and doesn't feel that users should be worried. The exposed information was the result of web caching rules implemented in response to the DoS attack by a Steam web caching partner to help reduce the load on the servers. Even though there were no unauthorized actions taken, it is still a good time to look into signing up for the new Steam Mobile Authenticator to help mitigate potential damage from these types of attacks in the future.
Source: Valve

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Hardware Roundup: Wednesday, December 30, 2015, Edition
The year is nearly over, but not before we have some items for you to check out. There is a review of the In Win 909 full tower case, a beastly case with tempered glass side panels to better show off your components and present a unique look to any setup. To help keep your CPU cool, perhaps the Scythe Ninja 4 CPU cooler is the one for you. If all you need is more power, the SilverStone Strider Platinum Series 750W power supply could be it, as it features 80 PLUS Platinum certification and fully modular cables. For those wanting something small yet powerful, the Origin PC Omega features a mini-ITX design, yet it has an Intel Core i7-6700K and a GeForce Titan X inside.

In Win 909 @ Madshrimps
CPU Cooling

Scythe Ninja 4 @ ThinkComputers
Power Supplies

SilverStone Strider Platinum Series 750W @ PC Perspective

Origin PC Omega @ TechSpot

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