The PlayStation network has historically not been the most secure. It has suffered at least one major breach over the last several years, during which millions of accounts were compromised. Now, it looks like Sony is beginning to step its game up, as the company has now made two-step verification an option for all PSN Accounts.
Writing on the PlayStation website, Sony explained the benefits of setting up two-step verification for your account, even if it does mean going through an extra step to log in occasionally: “Passwords can be compromised if you use the same password for multiple accounts, click on malicious links, open phishing emails and other methods. If your password is compromised and becomes known to someone other than yourself, your account will still require a verification code to gain access when you activate 2-Step Verification.”
With this extra layer of security, you will get a text from Sony with a verification code when you attempt to log in to your account. This way, if someone else knows your password, they still need your phone in-order to get in.
If you have a PSN account, then you can head over to this page to set up two-step verification.
KitGuru Says: Keeping your accounts secure is an important step these days. After all, most of online accounts also hold a lot of personal information that could be used against you if in the wrong hands, whether it be identity/credit card fraud or a simple phishing scam. How many of you guys regularly use two-factor authentication for your accounts?