Valve to add extra security to trading, hold items for a period of time, require to use it’s mobile app

Hey guys, first of all thanks to Andrea for telling me about this. Secondly Valve is about to add a new trading security measurements, which holds items in every trade for a period of time likely up to several days, unless both parties have mobile app Steam Guard enabled. This is ridiculous considering the app is not available for my Windows 10 Mobile phone (at least not yet) and what about people without smartphones? I know it is 2015 but not everyone uses smartphones guys. Some people just prefer battery life and a dumbphones.

Here is a confirmation of the new security method. This bit in particular:

‘What is Escrow?’,
‘<div class=”escrow_explanation”>After a trade has been accepted by both parties, if either party’s account has not been secured by the Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator, then to protect against unauthorized trades, the traded items will be placed in escrow.<br><br>During the escrow period, the items will not be available to either user. This allows users who have not secured their accounts to cancel any unauthorized trades and recover their items.<br><br>Canceling all pending and in-escrow trades will place a trading hold on your account for a few days to prevent any further unauthorized attempts to trade away items.</div>’,
‘Learn About Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator’,
‘Dismiss’

‘<div class=”escrow_explanation”>After a trade has been accepted by both parties, if either party’s account has not been secured by the Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator, then to protect against unauthorized trades, the traded items will be placed in escrow.<br><br>During the escrow period, the items will not be available to either user. This allows users who have not secured their accounts to cancel any unauthorized trades and recover their items.<br><br>Canceling all pending and in-escrow trades will place a trading hold on your account for a few days to prevent any further unauthorized attempts to trade away items.</div>’

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You can read more about it on reddit. Of course they are doing this once again before the Steam Holiday Sale – it’s about to be released on November 25th. Source in here.

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