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Re: Half-Life 2 source code stolen through IE exploit
From: Jeff Tucker (jefftWCIATL.COM)
Date: Fri Oct 03 2003 - 13:05:07 CDT
--On Friday, October 03, 2003 8:39 AM -0700 Thor Larholm <thorPIVX.COM>
> In the words of Gabe Newell, Managing Director of Valve Software:
> "Well, this sucks. "
Note, though, that Gabe has no idea how the code was stolen. The idea that
an IE vulnerability was involved is pure conjecture. The facts that were
laid out could just as easily be explained by a disgruntled employee, a
cleaning woman on the take, a Linux server that got owned, or other
Williams Consulting, Inc.
Most viruses these days use spoofed email addresses. As such, using an Anti-
Virus product which automatically notifies the perceived sender of a message
it believes is infected may well cause more harm than good. Someone who did
not actually send you a virus may receive the notification and scramble
their support staff to find an infection which never existed in the first
place. Suggest such notifications be disabled by whomever is responsible for
your AV, or at least that the idea is considered.