The lights are on
Earlier this week, Valve announced Steam Guard, a new initiative to protect your Steam account from phishing and hacking via use of Intel's Identity Protection Technology (IPT). How much does Valve founder Gabe Newell trust this new tecnology? Enough to publicly release his Steam password, apparently...
In the video below, Newell nonchalantly gives out his Steam login name and password, declaring, "You can try to log in and steal my account if you can, but you can't." Sounds like a challenge! Let the countdown to a story about someone successfully stealing Newell's Steam identity begin.
I highly doubt Gabe's account actually has anything on it still. He's probably got at least one back-up just in case. Either way, putting a target on your back for all the gaming world to see means the man's got a lot of brass or hubris. I guess time will tell.
This can only end badly...
Nah, all the hackers are too interested in the PS3 and Kinect to really care.
I really hope someone does it just to wipe the smile off his smug face...
If you stole his account, the programmers of steam would be on you like flies on dung. You wouldn't make it 10 minutes. Also, if its like that, how long does it truly take to log in? Do i need two hackers and a man holding a magic mirror to get in to my own account if i lose the info? We will see once this is fully implemented.
There's only one way he would know that no one could steal his account. HE'S FROM THE FUTURE!
This is all just a distraction to help out Sony from hackers. Gabe's a nice guy.
Thats a real gutsy move Gabe. i hope you know what your doing.
I bet he gave the info to a setup account.