Sorry, but I have to disagree with this sentiment. While I know I'm going to get flamed by people saying "if the hole is there, someone will exploit it", and to an extent I agree, we have to remember that perhaps the guys at Valve have been so busy creating the game they never put much thought to protecting it.
From the tone of Gabe's messages, it's clear that whomever did the infiltration had to work at it. This isn't just a quick "map a drive for a snatch and grab" type situation. They were specifically targeted.
Hold your horses, folks. YES, I agree that a 2nd network would have been a good idea. YES I think that Valve dropped the ball on network security. BUT - and this is the big point I wanted to make - the responsibility for the theft does not rest on Valve's shoulders. If I leave my front door open, it's not my *fault* if someone comes in and steals things. THEY made the decision to commit the crime. Yes, Valve should've handled security better. But it's some overzealous geek (unfortunately like us) that decided to fuck up the release for everyone else.
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