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I decided to install steam on ubuntu 12.04 from the official repo.

However after the installation(which required me to enter my password a second time in a terminal to install required updates) I noticed this at the logs:

sudo: pam_unix(sudo:auth): conversation failed
sudo: pam_unix(sudo:auth): auth could not identify password for [nick]
sudo: pam_unix(sudo:auth): conversation failed
sudo: pam_unix(sudo:auth): auth could not identify password for [nick]
sudo: pam_unix(sudo:auth): conversation failed
sudo: pam_unix(sudo:auth): auth could not identify password for [nick]
sudo:     nick : 3 incorrect password attempts ; TTY=pts/1 ; PWD=/home/nick/.local/share/Steam ; USER=root ; COMMAND=validate
sudo: unable to execute /usr/sbin/sendmail: No such file or directory
sudo: pam_unix(sudo:auth): authentication failure; logname=nick uid=1000 euid=0 tty=/dev/pts/1 ruser=nick rhost=  user=nick(that was me typed in wrong accidentally)
sudo:     nick : TTY=pts/1 ; PWD=/home/nick/.local/share/Steam ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/apt-get update
sudo: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by nick(uid=1000)
sudo: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root
sudo:     nick : TTY=pts/1 ; PWD=/home/nick/.local/share/Steam ; USER=root ; COMMAND=/usr/bin/apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dri-lts-raring:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-raring:i386 libc6:i386
sudo: pam_unix(sudo:session): session opened for user root by nick(uid=1000)
sudo: pam_unix(sudo:session): session closed for user root

What could be the cause of these 3 failed password attempts?

I installed steam on both of my computers and the same thing happened on both so im 99% sure thats the cause

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