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Twitch.tv outage, chaos abounds, stream keys reset

Please reset your passwords as soon as Twitch.tv comes back online. Your stream key has also been reset – I don’t know if you will have been sent a new one via email or whether I will have to manually add everyone back on the list. If it turns out the latter is true, you can email me at come@mebro.co.uk and I will send one out right away.

Twitch’s official story is that a mishap with their CDN provider caused sensitive information (such as passwords and stream keys) to be cached and sent to people’s browsers by mistake. There are several things wrong with this story:
1) Why would the CDN provider and twitch be making huge, sweeping changes to the live site without first testing them on a testing server?
2) Why would the CDN provider be caching stream keys when they’re used exclusively in software such as Xsplit and OBS?

The answer: they’re bullshitting us. They were very obviously hacked. Thanks Twitch. Apparently the chaos that ensued last night is proof enough of that.

PS: Elevator source, this sunday at 3PMBST\10AM EDT\7AM PDT\4PM eurotime.

Jambalaya Bob

I didn’t receive another stream key, but my old one is working, so I guess you have to reset all of them manually.

On June 22, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Jambalaya Bob

Btw, I really love the new GYP redesign. It’s got a real 90’s retro vibe!

On June 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Freakydemon

Streamkeys haven’t been reset it seems. Me and Rusty tested our keys and they worked. As did Jibs’.

On June 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

Catsman

But the chat’s still broken.

On June 23, 2013 at 1:41 am

Mix Master Mao

Just in case it happens to you in Elevator Source, if you are having missing textures in the game, (as shown by the pink and black squares and the error model) despite having both Garry’s mod and Half Life 2 Episode 2, then you need to go into the Garry’s mod main menu then click on the game pad button in the lower right and click the check box for Half Life 2 Episode 2. Now I don’t think I have any missing textures, so it worked for me.

On June 23, 2013 at 10:17 am

Jambalaya Bob

The chat’s not really broken, Catsman. You just need to change your password and it’ll start (mostly) working again. If that doesn’t work, apparently clearing your cache might fix it.

On June 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm