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[–] ChillyHellion 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

The funny thing is that I would be happier if Valve said something like your comment upfront, instead of trying to downplay the issue as "cached page information". If they really feel that it's not an issue, be straight with us and explain why. Let us decide how to react based on the full story, instead of hiding the issue by being overly vague.


[–] whynotanon1 6 points -1 points (+5|-6) ago  (edited ago)

I guess they assumed people will be adults and apply some perspective, instead of assuming the entire community needs to be soothed with reassurance that the sky is NOT falling because they saw some random persons address.

I agree they could be more open but it hasn't even been 48 hours. They are likely still trying to pinpoiny exactly what went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again. A press release must be coming but it does not get priority over locking down security amd investigating what happened, and who was effected.


[–] ChillyHellion 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Hey, I just wanted to follow up on your comment because it looks like you're exactly right: Valve has released a more detailed statement including a more in-depth account of the data involved and why the information was exposed. Good call on this one!


[–] ChillyHellion 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

That's a good point; there could be a more detailed statement coming. My main point is that their statement doesn't reflect the scope of what happened. I don't expect hand holding, but I would appreciate more upfront language. "Cached page information" doesn't make it clear that personal data was visible unless you know about the story from a third party. I'd rather they gave us the straight truth and let us consider it however we want. If it's not a big deal, let your users decide that.