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This is my first news post, if there is anything wrong or if it should go to another section please forgive me

Since the article is pretty short i just added the whole thing.

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The Steam Guard system (which uses identity tech to warn you when anyone tries to log in to your Steam account from a different computer) is now available for all users, according to the official website. Previously, it was only being tested by certain users (including Gabe Newell, who even posted his password online during GDC), but now anyone with a Steam account can give it a try.

To use the service, you just need to update Steam to the latest version, make sure you have a verified email associated with your account, then just restart Steam. Then, any time you log in from a new computer, Steam will send an email with a code that you'll need to enter to use the service. If you get an email for a computer you didn't log in from, someone else is trying to access your account. Pretty easy -- now no one will be able to play with your Torchlight characters but you.
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Nice, pretty good
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Well they turned it into something brilliant, kudos.
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Nice, pretty good
Ditto.
Sees nothing wrong in it.

So it's similar to Windows Live Messenger when you log in to a different source.
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I set mine up yesterday. Seems like a pretty good idea, it's also handy that I can access my emails on my phone, so I'll have other options when I go to less secure places.
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Lol set mine up like... 2 weeks ago i think? It was the day of the announcement..
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post #7 of 13
Gonna set it up too! My password is pretty strong, but I feel much more safe with this. Nice one Valve!
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If I used Steam I would be jumping on this in an instant
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Fantastic, i'll set this up when I get home!
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post #10 of 13
Awesome, I just de-authorised any previous computers my STEAM account was on just incase, I think this is going to be a very useful feature.
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