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Valve adds CAPTCHA test to Steam to stop potential malware

In an attempt to stop malware from wiping users' inventory, Valve adds CAPTCHA test to Steam

By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 11, 2015 @ 14:09 CST

Valve has added a new CAPTCHA test to Steam for its trading process, something that should stop potential malware from taking users' inventory during a trade.


Steam both announced and apologized for the introduction of the CAPTCHA test, where John Cook from Valve said "We know it's a bit of a hassle and we don't like making trading harder for users, but we do expect it to significantly help customers who are tricked into downloading and running malware from losing their items."

It's not all bad, as third-party trading services will continue to work through Steam, without CAPTCHA, "so they can continue to function."


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