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Steam desktop authenticator


Karl The Racist

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It's 'safe' with some exceptions.

It does aid efficiency with trades + helps non-MA-ers to be able to trade perfectly without any waiting.

It does stop people who know your username and password (and email) from logging on.

 

On the other hand, the Desktop Authenticator puts you at risk.

A simple key logger can be used when both parties are active, allowing the keylogger-user to simply get onto your account without you noticing (sometimes) -  so it isn't 100% safe.

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Its open source, meaning anyone can see the source code and anyone could've said something was wrong in it had they found it.

 

This isn't the case, its a working program that simulates the app and enables your steam mobile authenticator on your account.

 

And yes, assuming you don't fall for phishing links or get a keylogger in your pc then you should be safe.

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Desktop authenticators won't keep you safe from hijackers at all... Hijackers have the power to control your pc by remote access, when you're infected.

 

Steam Mobile Authenticator is the worst nightmare for phishers/hijackers... Even if your pc is infected, they can't hack your phone.

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It's 'safe' with some exceptions.

It does aid efficiency with trades + helps non-MA-ers to be able to trade perfectly without any waiting.

It does stop people who know your username and password (and email) from logging on.

 

On the other hand, the Desktop Authenticator puts you at risk.

A simple key logger can be used when both parties are active, allowing the keylogger-user to simply get onto your account without you noticing (sometimes) -  so it isn't 100% safe.

Keyloggers can jack your shit because your login info isnt encrypted 

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It's safe as in the program won't try to steal your shit. But as a security measure, which the mobile thing was implemented at it's rather crap. If they can access your steam chances are they can access this. So if you want the protection, don't do it. If you think Valve is just trying to be an annoying babysitter by forcing you to use mobile and you don't give a fuck, go for it.

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You are vulnerable to hijackers, viruses, keyloggers and all that stuff. Steam support wont restore your items either.

If you are not downloading anything or clicking any bad links you should be fine tho, but of course not 100% guaranteed.

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It's 'safe' with some exceptions.

It does aid efficiency with trades + helps non-MA-ers to be able to trade perfectly without any waiting.

It does stop people who know your username and password (and email) from logging on.

 

On the other hand, the Desktop Authenticator puts you at risk.

A simple key logger can be used when both parties are active, allowing the keylogger-user to simply get onto your account without you noticing (sometimes) -  so it isn't 100% safe.

only if you choose non encrypted option

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It's safe if you're not gullible to the point of downloading just any .exe file/visting really sketchy websites. Think about it this way; if you can't get a phone at all, your trading career is pretty much over, so I'd say go for it, but only if you REALLY can't get a phone

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