Every company’s steps in fixing exploits after they’re revealed are pretty much imminent. In this case, Valve’s Steam has been suffering from the same occurrence, upon which a white-hat hacker group discovered an exploit that would grant control over a player’s computer. Even if discovered two years ago, the delay has been met with successful riddance.
Since first discovered, the white-hat hacker group reported the issue Steam had, which could have been used to access sensitive user information, such as passwords. The group had previously noted that it tried to contact Valve, but the issue hasn’t been resolved, claiming that Valve purposely hid the issue.
It turned out that the exploit really existed, and Valve has responded to it by permitting full disclosure.
Good news! Valve fixed my recent exploit and gave me permissions to disclose details. That being said, I am working on a detailed technical write-up which I am going to release soon. Stay tuned!
— Florian (@floesen_) April 17, 2021
This turns out to be one of the many exploits discovered by The Secret Club, as it has also revealed numerous others previously. Fixes will probably come, as this reaction solidifies a better future for Valve’s Steam and its users.
This is not weird at all, as exploits will always exist even in the most tech-savvy companies worldwide, such as Valve. As per the interest, it’s always beneficial for the company to listen and debug if any hints are given from the public because sometimes they turn out to be true.