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Steam Virus - Important / Warning

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Firstly, I can't stand people who are out there to make trouble for everyone else. If you think about it, each person who (in my opinion, stupidly) clicks on links sent via bots ultimately lose out on their entire steam library.

 

Call me old fashioned, but the ol' trick of "Reading it backwards" works for me every time. The amount of times I've seen people get fooled with links that look like official links to large trusted websites. Not only this, but I have a tendancy to ask about the link.

 

"What is this link? Where does it take me? what does it do? Who ARE you?"... A bot won't reply, or if it does, I doubt it'll have the Artificial Inteligence to distinguish between multiple questions in one message, and it will definitely not be able to tell you something personal about the person the message is supposed to have come from. "I'm your (personal details) friend from (country/state/provinence).. why'd you ask?".

 

This trick works rather well with all bots that send phishing links to people via (back in the day) MSN, Skype and other instant messaging protocols.

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Somehow the bot added me as a friend without me accepting it??

also another scam is.

 

''Hey I took a screenshot of you the other day check it out''

{link here}

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Thanks for this, I actually got a message from someone on my friends list the other day with a link, they don't normally send me things so I knew right away it was something like this.  The image at the end was different though.

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There is also a virus going around Steam telling you that an "old friend" wants you to add them, there is a link included so DO NOT click the link.

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Today I got one on my profile, saying: Hey, you need this? [link]

I am not home so cant take any screenshot, but I will contact this dude for sure as he has also ets2..

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Friend got hacked, kindly he put his name as this so I wouldn't click it! 

 

I won't put the URL, but it was disguised as google with a .png ending, don't click on random images from stuff that looks to be fake!

 

DontClickTheLinkImBeingHackedWTF?????  ****************.com/****************

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Quick tip to everybody, set your profile comments to friends only/private. The phishing bots are now attacking public profile comments with 10+ comments including the same text and the same phishing link :/

You can set them to friends only/private by going to your profile - clicking on 'Edit Profile' - clicking on 'My Privacy Settings' and then by choosing the friends only/private option

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for this kinda viruses, keyloggers etc . use an antimalware program. some antivirus programs dont see this kinda thing at all

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Just a heads up if anyone doesn't know this already, do not even click the link. Clicking the link itself can result in the webpage grabbing your cache/cookies meaning your passwords are gone anyway. I recommend not accepting invites from anyone you don't know, OR do not accept any from Private or level 0 Steam accounts. 

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Miles: technically not possible unless there's quite a major bug in any of the major browsers (which there are no CVEs about).

Please stop spreading crap like cache or cookie grabbing sites, since all browsers have protection against that, there was a couple of bugs back in the late 90s, but since there's been few of those kinds of bugs and if there have been it's mostly been because in-experienced people have rolled their own browser engine, not because a browser most people use have a bug.

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if i'm unsure of a link sent to me i'll google the link before clicking on it

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