Sunday 25 September 2016

PlayStation Network is about to get more secure

Mark O'Beirne

Published 21/04/2016 | 10:14

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The PlayStation Network's 4.80 firmware update has laid a foundation for two-factor authentication to be implemented.

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The PlayStation Network will soon embrace two-factor authentication, which should help keep user accounts safe.

This requires users to set up a second way to log in on top of the usual username and password combination. One of the more popular ways this is handled is to have a code sent to your phone. This means that someone attempting to access your account would need access to your phone as well as your account credentials.

PlayStation is a little late to jump on this particular bandwagon; two-factor authentication is already used by the likes of Steam, Xbox Live, and Battlenet. But when it comes to security, it’s better late than never.

The groundwork has been laid with the most recent 4.80 firmware update, though it hasn’t been announced when two-factor authentication will be implemented.

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