Valve are now testing two-factor login to Steam for extra security.
Having your account compromised on any system can be an infuriating experience so Valve are looking to protect users further with the Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator. The new system is now in beta testing according to the latest update from Valve which will also provide “additional ways to protect and recover your account”.
As Steam users know, the current Steam Guard system sends and email with a code to your email address should anything deemed suspicious by Valve be happening to your account. This updated system will now send a code to a mobile device when a user attempts to login to Steam.
Systems such as this have been employed by companies such as Blizzard for some time so this extra level of protection will be welcomed by some Steam users. If on the other hand you hate using a mobile and Steam Guard already annoys you then it’s best to steer clear of this test.
Steam users interested in the new protection are now being invited to join the beta group and testers will be selected by Valve. The Android version is currently being tested and an iOS version is expected at some point in the future.