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Steam SHOCK: Hackers could have taken control of YOUR PC thanks to this vulnerability   

SteamĀ fans are being warned about a vulnerability that experts say has existed for 10 years.

Cyber security experts have put Steam users on alert about the remote code execution vulnerability.

Context Information Security said this backdoor affected all 15 million active Steam clients.

In a blog postĀ online, the cyber security firm said the vulnerability allowed hackers to carry out remote code execution attacks.

Leveraging this, it was possible for hackers to control a victim's machine.

Writing online Tom Court, a senior researcher for Context, said: "This was a very simple bug, made relatively straightforward to exploit due to a lack of modern exploit protections."

He added: "The fact that such a simple bug with such serious consequences has existed in such a popular software platform for so many years may be surprising to find in 2018 and should serve as encouragement to all

Read more at: http://bit.ly/2kNZsyd

Published on June 4, 2018 by Paul Illingworth

 

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