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Valve to beef up security on Steam with Steam Guard

Valve takes advantage of Intel's new ITP tech

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."

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