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Steam Guard Leaves Beta

Steam News announces the recently announced Steam Guard is out of beta, and now automatically available to all Steam users. Steam Support explains in detail how this can be used to safeguard your account, and here's a summary of how this works:

With Steam Guard enabled, anyone attempting to login as you from an unrecognized computer or browser must first provide additional, one-time authorization. A special access code will be sent to your contact email address, and this code must be entered into Steam before your first login on an unfamiliar computer is complete. You will also be notified if any login attempts from computers other than those you've authorized occur. Steam Guard essentially acts as a form of "User Rights Management," where you as the user have greater control over access to your stuff.

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8. Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta Mar 17, 2011, 06:33 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
How quickly people forget the initial press release:

"Steam Guard is available to third parties to incorporate into their own applications through Steamworks."

This Steam Guard idea is okay in theory, but you should all realize what it will end up meaning for future games: software that is hardware locked to one computer/configuration.

Now the only question is which publisher will use this 'feature' first?

EDIT: Fibrocyte, it's CUE the naysayers...

queue = line, cue = signal something to begin
English'd.

This comment was edited on Mar 17, 2011, 06:39.
 
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  2. Mar 17, 01:33  Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta Grokk
  5. Mar 17, 04:35   Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta Frode
  3. Mar 17, 03:51  Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta Dev
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  6. Mar 17, 05:11    Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta J
  7. Mar 17, 06:14     Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta Fibrocyte
>> 8. Mar 17, 06:33      Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta MoreLuckThanSkill
  9. Mar 17, 07:19       Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta Frode
  10. Mar 17, 12:20        Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta MoreLuckThanSkill
  11. Mar 17, 12:27         Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta Frode
  12. Mar 17, 16:50          Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta MoreLuckThanSkill
  13. Mar 18, 16:32           Re: Steam Guard Leaves Beta Frode


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