Valve has rolled out Steam Guard, a new security system for the Steam platform.
Valve has officially rolled out it’s new Steam security system, Steam Guard, which allows users to lock their accounts to a single PC if they so choose.
Steam Guard essentially blocks all attempts to access a protected Steam account, then sends verification emails to a registered email address which allow the account owner to monitor account activity and grant access on a single PC at a time.
While Steam Guard may not be hugely helpful for some users who already access Steam from a single location, it provides a valuable extra level of security for those who use Steam in public locations or cybercafés.
Valve is so certain that Steam Guard is a secure system that when Valve founder Gabe Newell was discussing it at the Game Developers Conference earlier this year, he publicly revealed his personal Steam password.
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This article has been updated to remove an incorrect report that Steam Guard required Intel CPUs to function.