Sony is Adding Two-Factor Authentication to PSN

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Five years removed from their high-profile hack, Sony is adding two-factor verification to PSN.

The Great PSN Hack of 2011. Anyone who was around gaming at that time remembers it. Over 70 million accounts were compromised, and Sony’s online service was offline for 23 days. The outage cost Sony a reported $171 million.

Today, Sony announced that they would offer users a new tool to protect their accounts: two-factor authentication. “In order to further safeguard our users and their accounts, we are preparing to offer a 2-step verification feature,” a Sony representative told Polygon.

While Sony hasn’t specified the type of two-factor they’ll be using, the image in the tweet below would seem to suggest you’ll have to enter a code texted to your mobile phone in order to log in.

While you can certainly make the case that Sony should have added this feature long ago, it’s good to see them finally including it.

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