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August 26, 2016

Sony Introduces 2FA for PlayStation Users

In a long-awaited and overdue move, Sony has finally introduced two-factor authentication to PlayStation users who can now enable the security feature on their PlayStation Network (PSN) accounts.

Five years after suffering a devastating hack that compromised the user details of some 77 million PlayStation Network users, Sony has introduced two-factor authentication (2FA) on PSN accounts. Sony confirmed the news with a tweet last night, explaining how the feature works.

2-step verification feature for PlayStation Network accounts launches tonight, offers additional security: https://t.co/uubOFHGnxn

— PlayStation (@PlayStation) August [...]

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April 21, 2016

Sony (Finally!) Brings 2FA Security to PlayStation Network

 In what is a long overdue effort to enhance its users’ security, Sony has finally confirmed that it is adding two-factor authentication to its popular gaming platform, the PlayStation Network.

Whispers of an impending two-factor verification feature in the PlayStation Network was first spotted by users on the latest firmware update release for the company previous generation console, the PlayStation 3. The update, version 4.80, released Tuesday, highlighted the feature which was described in a login error screen when users entered the login information.

One PlayStation 3 user took a screenshot of the message plainly describing two-factor authentication to duly post it [...]

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March 16, 2016

LastPass Launches Its Own Two-Factor Authentication App

Popular password manager and vault LastPass has launched a free two-factor authentication (2FA) app that compliments its password manager and vault, bringing added security to users. The application is also designed to be used with “hundreds” of popular applications and websites, including Amazon, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook and more.

With its launch today, the LastPass Authenticator App is now available for mobile devices across the three prominent platforms – iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Microsoft App Store.

The app will bring the “second” factor of multi-factor authentication via a six-digit real-time code that can be used to gain access to the LastPass [...]

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December 23, 2015

Australian Government Advises Citizens to Switch off Two-Factor Authentication

It’s a move that beggars belief. The Australian Government, via Twitter, is advising citizens to turn off their 2FA or two-factor authentication setting when they’re out of mobile range, a normal occurrence when travelling abroad.

In a bizarre series of tweets, the Australian Government has advised citizens to disable two-factor authentication on their accounts on myGov, the Australian government’s main digital portal.

myGov is a portal wherein Australian citizens can access and manage several services including tax payments, health insurance and more, as reported by ArsTechnica. The 2FA security measure in the portal is a system wherein users receive text messages [...]

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