Update on Steam Security Breach

Update on Steam Security Breach

We have a little update on the Steam security breach. I have come accross the above image, from Steam UnPowered which indicates that Valve’s Gabe Newell has confirmed that any credit card details stored by Valve using AES256 which seems to be a very secure system. We can’t guarantee the validity of the above email exchange, but we are following up with Valve for more details.

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  1. AES256 is industry standard, and is very secure if the encryption keys have not been compromised. The questions that need to be asked are:

    How do Valve store the encryption keys that they use when they need to decrypt the credit card details (to take a payment, for example)?

    Is there any evidence to suggest that these keys may have been compromised also?

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