Possible Steam Browser Security Problem Found

Tech security firm Revuln has identified a security hole in the Steam browser that could let nefarious online elements do nasty things. The hole, the details of which have been posted online, has to do with the browser’s ability to perform silent commends, particularly on Safari, so that applications could be launched without the user’s knowledge or consent.

The report explains that Unreal and Source games are especially vulnerable, but notes that other browsers require user consent before any programs are launched, which offers a measure of protection. This isn’t, in other words, a seriously horrifying problem, but something to be aware of. As PC Gamer points out, it’d be best to avoid using Safari until Valve patches this up.

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