IE Blamed for Half Life 2 Code Theft

By Thomas McGuire on October 5, 2003, 8:41 AM
The theft of the code, which was made available for download on the Net, came after a monthlong concerted effort by hackers to infiltrate Valve's network. Malicious activity in the Valve network included denial-of-service attacks, suspicious e-mail activity & the installation of keystroke loggers, Newell added.

"This is what happens when you have 31 publicly known unpatched vulnerabilities in IE," wrote Thor Larholm, senior security researcher for PivX Solutions LLC, in a posting to the NTBugTraq mailing list. "I have seen screenshots of successfully compiled HL2 installations, with WorldCraft & Model Viewer running atop a listing of directories such as hl2, tf2 & cstrike."


Would you like to know more? You can find PivX's IE vulnerability listing here, as can be seen, much of these remaining vulnerabilities have been around for well over a year now - hopefully Microsoft will stop trying to hide behind technicalities as to how much user interaction is required for something to not be a vulnerability & just fixed the damned issues.

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