Turn on Steam Guard now, if you want to keep trading on Steam

Steam Guard

By on November 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Enjoy your Steam trading, but don’t have Steam Guard enabled? The word on the street is that now is the time to turn it on, as all accounts will be required to have Steam Guard enabled for at last 15 days before being allowed to trade.

This new restriction, spotted by Reddit, will come into effect on December 12. The move is speculated to be part of an effort by Valve to push back against last year’s Winter Sales exploits, where users were purchasing hundreds of Humble Bundles for $0.01, generating Steam keys, and then using those to farm achievements, items, and unlock free games.

Still, with over six million Steam users active over the weekend, there’s no doubt that any extra security is welcome. What do you think?

Source: Reddit via PCGamesN

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If you don’t have steam guard turned on, you are doing it wrong anyways

 

Yeah, you should probably have Steam Guard on if you don’t already.

 

Mmm… I had some issues with SG when I first enabled it but thankfully they disappeared. Would be a bit silly to have it turned off, really, unless there’s some poor bastards who can’t get it to work properly still.

 

I’ve had some issues with Steam Guard before.
But my step dads issue’s were even worse.

Changed PC hardware.
So it sent him an email to activate with the new PC.
But for some reason Thunderbird would not receive the email neither would Outlook.

Tried at least 30 times on different days the emails would never come through.
Had to make a all new account, Lost all the games and Steam support are woeful.

I have Steam guard off for that reason I don’t want to loose my 100s of games.

 

silenceoz:
I’ve had some issues with Steam Guard before.
But my step dads issue’s were even worse.

Changed PC hardware.
So it sent him an email to activate with the new PC.
But for some reason Thunderbird would not receive the email neither would Outlook.

Tried at least 30 times on different days the emails would never come through.
Had to make a all new account, Lost all the games and Steam support are woeful.

I have Steam guard off for that reason I don’t want to loose my 100s of games.

Do not believe you…

 
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