Is Steam Proton a Security Risk?

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Is Steam Proton a Security Risk?

Post by V1T4MiN_ » Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 pm

I know that Easy Linux Tips Project says that any kind of wine based emulation is a risk, Does this also apply to Steam Proton? I know that Steam is not Sandboxed that much (if at all), Does using proton open me up to Made-For-Wine Malware?
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Re: Is Steam Proton a Security Risk?

Post by jchelpau » Fri May 03, 2019 10:37 pm

If you run malware using the games, yes. But games usually don't traffic malware in to your computer like email or web browsers do.

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Re: Is Steam Proton a Security Risk?

Post by gm10 » Fri May 03, 2019 11:23 pm

V1T4MiN_ wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 8:50 pm
Does using proton open me up to Made-For-Wine Malware?
Proton includes a full Wine installation, so sure, if you're worried about that kind of thing then the risk is real. Not limited to games.

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Re: Is Steam Proton a Security Risk?

Post by Appoloin » Tue May 07, 2019 6:46 am

If your worried Firejail wine, but if your are getting games from GOG, stream, or using genuine install CDs there wont be a problem. The problems may come from warze sites or game cracks.

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NEVER use IE 6 or Outlook Express, but you should know that already :P

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