Steam Guard gets official launch
Are you afraid of unauthorized access to your Steam account? Not anymore.
Valve has now officially launched Steam Guard which will take care of hackers and phishing sites by adding an additional layer of security to your Steam account. It will allow the users to register their machines with Steam and any login attempt made from another system will have to be verified before finally providing access to the account.
Steam Guard works like this, you login to your account and register your machine (should be Intel based). Now, if you or anyone else tries to log in from a different machine, an email containing a code will be mailed to the registered id. If the correct code is entered, account will be accessible or else not. Pretty Simple, isn’t it. Though, it’ll work only with the second generation of Intel processors, CoreT and CoreT vProT which are equipped with Intel Identity Protection Technology.
Valve seems to be so confident about their new technology that at GDC, Valve boss Gabe Newell confidently shared his Steam password with the audience.
Unauthorized Access!! Check your mail.