Valve to beef up security on Steam with Steam Guard
Valve has announced that they will be implementing new security measures over Steam to protect its users.
The new Steam Guard security system will take advantages of Intel's new hardware-based security measures, Identity Protection Technology (IPT) on board the new CoreT and CoreT vProT chips, which essentially builds in the processes of a security key fob into the CPU die itself.
Steam Guard will also allow users to link management of their account to specific computers and notify them of any attempts to access their account from other machines.
Valve boss Gabe Newell said: "Account phishing and hijacking are our number one support issues. With Intel's IPT and Steam Guard, we've taken a big step towards giving customers the account security they need as they purchase more and more digital goods."
- New Destiny trailer teases interesting new stuff coming with The Dark Below
- Geometry Wars 3 hits PC today, consoles tomorrow
- Retail listing for ZombiU 2 spotted
- 343 admits last week's Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch didn't work as well as they'd hoped, promises to keep working
- Dark Souls II is heading to PS4, Xbox One and DirectX 11 PC next year
- Square Enix boss promises a brand new console RPG reveal next month
- Ubisoft reveals there will be no release day reviews for The Crew
- Surprise! Tales From The Borderlands episode one is out today
- StarCraft 2 pro-player expelled from Fragbite Masters tournament for Twitter rape comment about a female opponent