Valve ’s recently leaked source code for the two Valve ’s largest games should not compromise the safety of these games.
Earlier today, the source code for both Counter-Strike Global Offensivewith Team Fortress 2 Leaked. According to the Steam database, the code dates back to 2017-2018 and has been used by Source engine license holders.
However, it is unclear how the source code leaked. As you might imagine, accessing the game's source code can enable hackers to use cheating techniques to lock down specific vulnerabilities, or create more worrying remote code execution.
In response, Valve said that the code is very old and there is currently no security risk. According to the developers, the leak mainly contains CS: GO engine code and some Team Fortress 2 code.
"We have reviewed the leaked code and believe it is a re-release of the limited CS: GO engine code repository, which was released to partners at the end of 2017 and was initially leaked in 2018," Valve write.
The source code for CS: GO and TF2 dated 2017/2018 for the source engine license has been released to the public today. pic.twitter.com/qWEQGbq9Y6
— Steam database (@SteamDB) April 22, 2020
"Through this review, we did not find any reason that caused the player to panic or avoid the current state. If we find other evidence, we will continue to investigate the situation and will update the news media and player. At the same time, if someone has more information about the leak For more information, the Valve safety page will explain how to best report that information. "
Similarly, the official "Team Fortress 2" Twitter also conveyed a similar message to players, suggesting that players stick to the official server.
"From our review, we did not find any reason to startle the TF2 player or avoid using the current version (as usual, it is recommended to use the official server for playback to ensure maximum security)," tweet read.
It is not clear what the modifiers who use this code on unofficial servers can do, so it is best to avoid it for the time being.