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PlayStation Network adds 2 step verification

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Aug 2016 14:17 User comments (4)

PlayStation Network adds 2 step verification Sony has finally enabled 2 step verification for logging in to the PlayStation Network.
Once activated, the service will add an extra layer of authentication when you attempt to login with your username and password. A verification code will be sent to you via SMS which will need to be entered to complete the login process.

Passwords can be compromised in a variety of ways. Users who have the same password in use for multiple services put themselves at increased risk because it only takes one of those services to be compromised for their other accounts to be vulnerable.

Phishing attacks and other malicious tactics are also frequently targeted at services like PSN. With 2 factor authentication you can add an extra layer of security so that even if your password has been stolen, the login process cannot be completed without an additional code sent to your phone.

To activate 2 step verification on PSN, check this link.

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4 user comments

125.8.2016 23:28

Yeah............PASS!

This doesn't work for peeps like me that ditched their cellphone 4 years ago.

Ported my number to Vonage and as a network engineer, I'm engrossed in tech so this is my break away to balance shit out! Best decision I ever made!!! (Now I do pay 11 bucks a month to OnStar to make calls from my car that has LTE in it but only with 80 mins and phone calls only).

Never-the-less, I don't have a means to accept SMS and my "Vonage" number seems to be unliked by an occasional service wanting phone verification from time to time.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Aug 2016 @ 23:31

231.8.2016 7:56

It sounds like just another lure to attain your phone number to me. Facebook and Microsoft are also trying various ways to attain your mobile number and claiming it to be in the interests of securing your account.

331.8.2016 17:10

Originally posted by marleyboy:
It sounds like just another lure to attain your phone number to me. Facebook and Microsoft are also trying various ways to attain your mobile number and claiming it to be in the interests of securing your account.
Ugh!

Didn't really think of that until you just articulated it.

But you're right!!!

I'm seeing WAY more efforts by companies to dupe us or "ask" us for our ph. numbers. F THAT!!!!!!

"Do Not Call Registry" was put in place for a reason and now it's slowly being undone by this.

48.9.2016 14:27

You have a point, but are you unaware your number is all over, anyhow..? If you've ever bought something online and supplied a phone number, there ya go, and there are many other routes, as well.

And two-step (or more) authentication, while mildly obnoxious, DOES work pretty well as a relatively easy to implement and effective security measure. It sure as {censored} worked for Blizzard!

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