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 [...]
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 [...]