One of the features Steam provides to developers is to generate download codes for titles that can be provided for publications, critics, and sweepstakes. A bug that nobody knows is that you can use bugs to get free code for any game.
this is hacker Security expert Artem Moskowsky. I discovered this bug inadvertently while exploring the features of the Steam web application. By changing a single parameter Moskowsky was able to skip all game ownership checks. You can then import the game's identification number into another parameter and import the code. During the test he has 36,000 download codes Portal 2 Please enter a random number.
What did you do? hacker Do you have such valuable information? The right thing He immediately reported the bug to Valve and received a reward. He received $ 20,000 from the company (Colombian peso peso 60 million pesos). $ 15,000 to discover, $ 5,000 to discuss private matters. This is not the first time Valve rewards this person this year, and he has already awarded $ 25,000 more this year for discovering SQL injection errors on the same portal.
As Valve reported on the HackerOne site, this bug was fixed as expected.
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