By Tim Colwill on January 8, 2014 at 9:22 am
Valve have responded to concerns around the security of their Family Sharing program by adding two-factor authentication to the process.
“Lenders must now identify the Steam users who may access and play their shared games on shared computers,” writes Valve earlier this week. “This allows lenders more control while reducing the risk of VAC or other bans resulting from an unknown user accessing and abusing shared games on an authorized machine.”
“Family Sharing is now a two-factor authorization process, where up to ten Steam accounts on up to ten machines may be authorized to share your library at a given time. Any of these ten users may log into any of your ten authorized machines to access and play your shared games. Additionally, users may still request access to your shared library by sending you a request from any machine where you’ve installed games.”