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PSA: Two-Factor Authentication now available for Sony/PlayStation accounts - activate now to protect your account

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It's been a long time coming, but this week finally saw Sony allowing the use of two-factor authentication to protect your PlayStation/Sony Entertainment Network accounts, via SMS verification codes. …
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5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
It's been a long time coming, but this week finally saw Sony allowing the use of two-factor authentication to protect your PlayStation/Sony Entertainment Network accounts, via SMS verification codes.

Details and activation links available here: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/account-security/2-step-verification/

I'd highly recommend that everyone enables this on their account, *especially* if you have it linked to a credit card or PayPal. Don't be that person who suffers an account hack and resulting financial loss! I've had this enabled on my account for a few days now and it's really not much additional hassle.
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5m, 3w agoPosted 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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#1
Cheers for the heads up, I'll sort this on mine
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Make sure after you add your phone number you enable it.

I tested mine and it didn't work. When I went back to the link above, it showed that I had added a phone number, but said it was inactive.

You need to edit it, click on your phone number, then enable it. Then you will be text another code to enable it.
#3
Very useful, thanks. I was waiting for this.
#4
Illusionary
It's been a long time coming...*especially* if you have it linked to a credit card or PayPal. Don't be that person who suffers an account hack and resulting financial loss!

If you never stored payment details after a transaction you could have reduced the risk of financial loss many years ago.
#5
Thanks for letting me know about this. I had this enabled late on Friday. I then received over 30 and 40 verification codes by SMS throughout Saturday and Sunday. There must be some bots out there trying to hack into PSN accounts non-stop!

It is absolutely horrifying how this must have been going on unknown to me for God knows how long before I setup this 2 stage authentication.

I wonder whether if Sony actually ban these IPs for too many failed attempts.

Edited By: luvclub on Aug 29, 2016 03:47: spelling
#6
Cheers for the heads up!

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