Sunday, 11 January 2015

Steam Will Combat Malware With Captcha

The popular online game distribution platform Steam, with more than 100 million active users, has taken measures against malware that attempts to steal virtual goods. Steam users are regularly targeted by phishing attacks and malware. The Dutch researcher Yonathan Klijnsma He recently made ​​a comprehensive analysis of Steam malware. The malware attempts virtual goods that allow users to move their account to other accounts, where they are eventually sold at physical money.

To thwart this type of malware must now enter a captcha in the trading of virtual goods. "We know this is annoying, and we want to make it act not difficult for our users, but we expect that will help users who are tempted to install malware and so lose their stuff," says John Cook from Valve, the company that Steam developed. Cook asked users what they think of the captcha, which now yielded 700 responses, many of which are negative.

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