Is Steam efficiently safe from recent ransomware?

A Forum Thread for Steam

Hey, you! We are one of the oldest mod sites on the Interwebs. Sign up and maximize your browsing experience.

  • Subscribe: Get notified of new submissions like this.
  • Say Thanks: Show your appreciation by sending simple rulez points.
  • Post: Give simple rulez your thoughts on this Thread.
  • Flag: Alert moderators and warn members of a problem with this Thread.
  • Watch: Get notified when this Thread is updated.
Mascot

Stop Lurking!

Sign up

Already a Bananite? Login

I guess most of us realise about the recent WannaCry or "WanaCrypt0r 2.0” ransomware is spreading through email and website. 

I wasn't fully alert until yesterday when I heard about it I all over the internet and at my 14th May local newspaper stating that my country is one of the 100 countries affected by this ransomware. I guess shit is getting serious. 

Info said that avoid online purchase, avoid online bank transaction and avoid opening unfamilar email.

Therefore, does that means that it is not safe to buy games from Steam, Origin, Uplay, etc for current time?? We are gonna miss the summer sales.

Posts

  • 4mo
    Micro-Storm avatar
    Micro-Storm avatar Paused
    Complicated Inc. Flag Affiliation: Complicated Inc.
    Member Joined 5mo
    326 points Ranked 12318th
    10 medals 1 rare
    • Submitted 20 Maps Medal icon
    • Submitted 5 Maps Medal icon
    • Became a Studio Leader Medal icon
    • Thanked 5 submitters Medal icon
    • Submitted 1 Tool Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    Micro-Storm avatar
    Micro-Storm
    Complicated Inc. Flag
    Complicated Inc.
    I guess the same things.

    It's the worst virus in world history, and now this kind of virus had been spreading around the globe.

    Around +50 countries around the globe had been affected to this virus. They are attacking America, Asia, and Europe.

    We need to be careful to this threatening virus.

    I hope this informative for you, guys.
    Are you sure it was perfect? avatar
    Mantra
    Are you sure it was perfect?
  • 4mo
    Micro-Storm avatar
    Micro-Storm avatar Paused
    Complicated Inc. Flag Affiliation: Complicated Inc.
    Member Joined 5mo
    326 points Ranked 12318th
    10 medals 1 rare
    • Submitted 20 Maps Medal icon
    • Submitted 5 Maps Medal icon
    • Became a Studio Leader Medal icon
    • Thanked 5 submitters Medal icon
    • Submitted 1 Tool Medal icon
    • One month a member Medal icon
    Micro-Storm avatar
    Micro-Storm
    Complicated Inc. Flag
    Complicated Inc.
    If you want to read more about this, read this thread by CS PRO.
    Are you sure it was perfect? avatar
    Mantra
    Are you sure it was perfect?
  • 4mo
    Thunderkeil avatar
    Member Joined 4y
    5,880 points Ranked 768th
    22 medals 2 legendary 4 rare
    • 15+ Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2016 Medal icon
    • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
    • GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2015 Day Three Winner! Medal icon
    • 8-14 Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2015 Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2016 Day Twenty-One Winner! Medal icon
    Well if you're truly afraid to transact money online you could buy gift cards, no?
  • 4mo
    KonataHamster avatar
    Member Joined 7y
    14,484 points Ranked 299th
    27 medals 1 legendary 5 rare
    • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • 10 submissions featured Medal icon
    • 6 years a member Medal icon
    • Submitted 30 Polls Medal icon
    • Submitted 100 Threads Medal icon
    Anytime I buy anything online I use a prepaid debit card. And usually keep shopping until I've covered the total amount. 

    Or is this a new terminator type of virus you can't avoid?
    Oversensitive sociopath avatar
    Mantra
    Oversensitive sociopath
  • 4mo
    Neuland avatar
    Neuland Offline
    Member Joined 4mo
    Well actually i dont think that Steam gets affected by some viruses or ransomware. 
    The worst problem for them would be probably this : 
    If some clever hackers get into some Steam Servers (For Updates or where the games are laying) and then they could probably attach a ransomware to idk a malicious update. Or they attach it to some popular games. But i dont think that this would happen because Steam is quite safe with that. 
    Anyway WannaCry is very big Ransomware but what the most people dont know it affected quite only the older OS's. Like Windows XP and so on. So mostly Win10 Users were safe. But they how i think gonna start some new attack wave. 
    And want the most people dont know its the fault of the National Security Agency (NSA) because they had this Ransomware and they knew where the security issue was but didnt tell anyone about it because they couldnt than use it on other governments.. 

    KonataHamster

    And you definitly can avoid this Ransomware. Just dont be so stupid and open emails,documents or weblinks from unknown person or unknown firm's and so on. And be actual with the Windows Updates etc.
    Bananite
  • 4mo
    Emilio avatar
    Emilio avatar Offline
    Sixth Dimension Flag Affiliation: Sixth Dimension
    Member Joined 6y
    184 points Ranked 18785th
    16 medals 1 rare
    • Returned 1000 times Medal icon
    • GameBanana Around the Globe Contest Entrant Medal icon
    • GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2014 Day Thirteen Winner! Medal icon
    • 16+ Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2014 Medal icon
    • Became a Studio Leader Medal icon
    • Became a Club Leader Medal icon
    Emilio avatar
    Emilio
    Sixth Dimension Flag
    Sixth Dimension
    Serves your right for using proprietary software infiltrated by the NSA
    shred / avatar
    Mantra
    shred /

Share

Shareable Image:
Share banner
HTML embed code:
BB embed code:
Markdown embed code:

More embeddable images

Bookmark and Share

Submitter

simple rulez avatar
simple rulez avatar Out of Order
Member Joined 5y
26,736 points Ranked 159th
31 medals 5 legendary 5 rare
  • Submitted 100 Skins Medal icon
  • Thanked 500 submitters Medal icon
  • Returned 5000 times Medal icon
  • Reached 100 subscribers Medal icon
  • 15+ Entries! GameBanana’s Christmas Giveaway 2016 Medal icon
  • Thanked 50 submitters Medal icon

simple rulez avatar
simple rulez
980th Production Studios Flag
980th Production Studios
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!
Sign up to access this!

Game

Sign up to access this!

Category

Stats

Posts
6
Views
843
Date Added
4mo
Date Modified
4mo
bcp.crwdcntrl.net tracking pixel