5 Myths about Steam Guard
In this article I would like to talk about the most common myths about steam guard.
If you disable steam guard someone can steal your account
Steam guard only protects your login with a special code. However, if you disable it you will still need to confirm every account change (password or email) by a special code from steam even with disabled steam guard.
If you disable steam guard someone can steal your items
In fact it works vice versa – trade and gift features are not available with disabled steam guard at all. It means that there is no way to trade, gift or use the community market without enabled steam guard at all.
If you disable steam guard anyone can access your account
Noone can log in your account unless you give your login/pass to this person. Simple change of password will make it impossible to log in your account unless you share your password with someone again.
Mobile Authenticator is the safest method to protect your account
It is true and false at the same time. It is harder indeed to log in your account for a random person as mobile auth is an extra layer of security. However, if you are willing to share your account details with someone and provide a steam guard code then you give full access to your account in this way. It means that a person can trade, gift or use a community market with no limits.
You can read more how to protect your steam account in this article: How to protect your steam account and inventory
Steam Guard can block chat or friend invites
That’s not true. However, you can disable such features of your account by using the family view option. It will protect some features and parts of your steam account with special PIN.
I hope this post was useful for you and answered some questions you had regarding steam guard protection and usage.