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Valve reopens Steam store following issues

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Dec 2015 21:35 User comments (2)

Valve reopens Steam store following issues Yesterday, Valve was forced to shut down the Steam store after users were able to see personal information in other people's accounts through their own dashboard.
While it was unclear what was going on, Valve was quick to shut the store to avoid unauthorized access.

Within a few hours, the store was back and everything was back to normal. Added Valve: "Steam is back up and running without any known issues. As a result of a configuration change earlier today, a caching issue allowed some users to randomly see pages generated for other users for a period of less than an hour. This issue has since been resolved. We believe no unauthorized actions were allowed on accounts beyond the viewing of cached page information and no additional action is required by users."

Source:
Kotaku

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2 user comments

127.12.2015 23:05

Network engineer here,

I can say from experience, "shit happens man". Sometimes it's unexplained and unwarranted.

Can you say "ghosts in the machine"?

It's not very often and 99% user error but occasionally, it does indeed occur. Especially Windows Systems, which I'm sure Steam's backbone is governed by...at least to some degree.

229.12.2015 23:03

Hmmmm. First I knew of this. They don't even tell the users. I like how they say " We believe no unauthorized actions were allowed on accounts beyond the viewing of cached page information and no additional action is required by users."

I would feel better knowing they knew this for sure lol.





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