Wine + Steam = How safe?

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Wine + Steam = How safe?

Postby junior-s on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:02 pm

Hi everyone. I'm thinking on running Steam via PlayonLinux since only one game I have is ported so far. I would just run Steam, no programs, nothing else, just Steam.

My question would be if Wine is an open door for network attacks. I will not run any .exe files except for Steam itself. I will use Wine just to play Steam games. But I'm affraid WIne is an open door for network attacks, something like a friend getting my IP and trying to invade my machine

PLUS: I scan my machine with avast and clamtk 3x a week, and with Kaspersky Rescue CD every Sunday
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Re: Wine + Steam = How safe?

Postby xenopeek on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:14 pm

That's pretty much answered in the Wine FAQ, section 11. Risks: http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#head-1c91cac ... f346eebe87. If you will only run Steam and Steam games, I'd guess you'd be reasonably safe (I'm thinking Steam will run virus and malware scanners on all the games they offer).
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Re: Wine + Steam = How safe?

Postby junior-s on Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:24 pm

"reasonably safe"? =)
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Re: Wine + Steam = How safe?

Postby junior-s on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:40 pm

Someone else?
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Re: Wine + Steam = How safe?

Postby monkeyboy on Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:16 am

junior-s wrote:Someone else?


There is a constant stream of bad stuff coming down the pipe so there is no way to say how truly safe any OS is at any given point in time. If you want exact details on threats and your level of exposure those are probably things you should research on your own. You know you hardware, use habits and what you level of expertise is. Good Luck
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