Go Set Up Two-Step Verification On Your PlayStation Right Now

Yesterday, Sony quietly added two-step verification to the PlayStation Network, allowing users to add an extra layer of security to their PS4, PS3 and Vita accounts. Finally. NOW GO DO IT. You can find the option by going to Settings -> PlayStation Network Account Management -> Account Information -> Security -> 2-Step Verification. It looks like the screen up top.

Sony's service is notorious for security breaches, and in recent months we've been hearing a lot about hackers getting into PSN accounts and making unauthorised charges. There is no reason not to have two-step verification on your account (and really, all of your important internet IDs). Especially if your password is something easy to guess, like harambelives.


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    Yesterday? I set this up at the start of the week for myself. Although I told it to sign me out of all the things and my PS4 didn't sign out.

      Strange - I asked it to sign me out of everything and it did just that. My only issue is now I'm being spammed by the service to set up an account specific password for my PS3.

        Yeah I only realised this, this morning that I used my PS4 last night first time since 2FA setup and I didn't have to sign back in.

      Yesterday for Americans, this is a US article not edited for Aus readers.
      For Aus accounts we could do it two weeks ago.

      Yeah its been up for over a week. My PSN was hacked and had charges made last week. While dealing with it all I learnt that 2 step was available so it certainly wasn't yesterday.
      Other thing to note is, if you use paypal to purchase something and tell Sony not to remember those details for future purchases, your paypal will still be linked with the password stored so its not required. You have the manually un-link the two else if someone gets your account, they merely need to hit the purchase button.

    Done and done . Thanks for the heads up, I wouldn't have known otherwise.

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