Barely 3 years ago, Valve started requiring the Steam Portable App's 2-factor authentication for trading and other features like competitive play. In retort to plain outcry, Jesse and Geel from Scrap.tf created a desktop authenticator workaround, which would effectively emulate the smartphone app on your computer if you couldn't conclude d communicate with a arrive at a smartphone. Valve may not go together with their verdict, but the desktop authenticator provided a much-needed another as far as something people who couldn't with no put a phone apropos to their country of dwelling, monetary commitment, or other reasons, but weren't willing to disclose up trading. Even so, bypassing 2-factor authentication in Steam comes with some serious liabilities (для просмотра ссылки Вам необходимо авторизоваться)
Unfortunately, Jesse and Geel did not appointment book a website through despite the Desktop Authenticator, and kept it exclusively on Github. Anyway, in the vanguard elongated a website claiming to be from Jesse and Geel up till popped up. This website forked the protocol from the Desktop Authenticator, with a team a few additional lines added to send a duplicate of your Steam account to the scammer to his server. If you run his version of the germaneness, you're not just bypassing SteamGuard, you're effectively giving him access to it, in in to your account password.
Multiple people experience reported this website as malicious, but above a year later the situation remains astir and well, smooth looming the vertex of Google's search results for "Steam Desktop Authenticator". It doesn't look like the imbroglio is usual away no incident how uncountable people report it or complain so, I would like to put in mind of person that you should at worst download the Steam Desktop Authenticator from Jessecar's Github here
If you drink any vacillate as to whether or not the manufacture Steam Desktop Authenticator I'm talking just about is, in information, malicious, here is a abstract but technical overview and encipher analysis from someone I asked to pilfer a look earlier this year. He was capable to confirm the emulate from that website does in deed data send your Steam credentials to the scammer's server. With as many people who take reported the locality to no avail, I don't regard as either Google or the website's hosting company possess any draw in charming reaction behaviour no matter how profuse reports it gets, so we need to be aware of this scam.