Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday December 10, 2015

Valve On Steam Security And Trading

Valve announced today that it is making some changes to Steam security and its trading policy that, in the end, should make it more difficult for scammers to steal and sell your items.

What used to be a handful of hackers is now a highly effective, organized network, in the business of stealing and selling items. It would be easier for them to go after the users who don't understand how to stay secure online, but the prevalence of items make it worthwhile to target everyone. We see around 77,000 accounts hijacked and pillaged each month. These are not new or naأ¯ve users; these are professional CS:GO players, reddit contributors, item traders, etc. Users can be targeted randomly as part of a larger group or even individually. Hackers can wait months for a payoff, all the while relentlessly attempting to gain access. It's a losing battle to protect your items against someone who steals them for a living.