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  1. For the record, when I said "hopefully it's a false flag" on twitter, it's because I've had many programs that my anti-virus miss-categorizes as a virus, and it's annoying. I was not trying to say "you're just being paranoid, there's no way Valve would allow a virus." Given my frustrated history with Steam fanboys, I'm OK with having "yeah but there aren't crypto minor viruses on the PS4 marketplace."

  2. To be fair, that might stop idiots from buying terrible crap from Google translated store pages. Could be an effective way to curate the store, killing off asset flips by removing the demand. :p

  3. This makes me worry about the security of the steam platform itself since they can't be bothered to scan the games they sell for malware. Given that they don't take their users security seriously I doubt they take their own security very seriously either.

  4. Uhh some of the software I write gives false positives pretty frequently for Tiggre!rfn so just based and that I don't think that's conclusive evidence it's malicious. Like not trying to discredit you or anything but where's hard evidence can we get someone with knowledge on reversing software to crack these games open isn't this game written in python I'm not experienced with py so I'm not gonna try but why not find someone with experience to crack this thing open and show us where the malicious code is or are we gonna keep making stupid assumptions?

  5. I don't know man, there's some Reddit posts that seem to have some compelling evidence that's this has all been a false positive.

    Not sure what side to believe. It's not a good thing though that the game seems to have a virus or Trojan.

    I'm still shocked that Steam doesn't actually seem to do any kind of virus, Trojan or malware scans on games as this has shown. They really don't want to put any kind of effort do they?

  6. The potential for malware to be distributed via Steam is a serious issue and people should be aware of that and seeking actual solutions to it, but causing a panic over something that was weak at the time and now pretty much been proven as a false positive means people are just going to take the real threats less seriously.

    The idea of there being 'broken miner code' is based on nothing more than an extreme misunderstanding of antivirus definitions and pretty much everything else is speculation from that point.

    The game's removal is interesting and concerning – it is of course possible that something more solid was found, but there's other possible explanations too. Hopefully Sid will have some success in getting an official statement from Valve.

  7. Once upon a time, Steam actually cared a great deal about a game's quality before it even thought of letting on the platform. Then they decided that huge amounts of money for little to no effort were much better for their wallets…..

  8. I always said "I wonder how long it takes before Valve start selling malware." and lo and behold, here we are. Definitive proof that Valve doesn't check a single fucking thing that goes up on their store and it's just utterly damning at this point. Pretty sure this is some REALLY strong evidence to sue Valve into finally policing their fucking platform before this sort of stuff starts infecting everything on there.

  9. "Hey, one of the advantages of getting games legally – instead of pirating – is not having to worry about tons of viruses infecting your computer!"
    Valve: "Oh, really?" Trololololololol

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