Sony Learns Lesson 5 Years After PSN Hack (2011), PSN Login Now Needs 2-Step Verification

Sony is finally taking some steps into making PlayStation Network a safer place for gamers. According to Polygon, the platform holder has issued a statement confirming that a two-step verification is about to release for PlayStation online services users.


"In order to further safeguard our users and their accounts, we are preparing to offer a 2-step verification feature," a Sony rep told the American website a few hours ago, not precising what this verification will be about.

It's not clear which type of two-step verification Sony will use, but the on-screen message asks users to look out for a text message, so it seems likely you'll end up having to input a code sent to your phone when logging in or even making some purchases.

PSN security has come under constant fire since the hack in 2011, which left PS3 and PSP users around the world unable to play online for 23 days, so it really seems about time for Sony to make some improvements regarding this topic.

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