PlayStations to be more secure, finally

22 April 2016
PSN safe

After the hacks that annoyed everyone, Sony is finally going to bring in two-factor authentication to the PlayStation Network, in a bid to make everything more secure.

A number of users has been demanding improved security on PlayStations for some time now, and Sony have finally said that they're going to sort it out. A rep for the company says: "In order to further safeguard our users and their accounts, we are preparing to offer a 2-step verification feature."

Now, there's no definite date for when this is coming into play. The spokesperson would only say that "more details will be shared at a later date."

Soon, Sony are going to ask you to provide two different pieces of information when you're logging into PSN, which may seem like a pain, but they've got to do something about the threat of hacks, and such. 77 million people had their details compromised, so it is no joke.

It is mostly likely to involve a code sent straight to your mobile, which should thwart anyone from getting at your account who has your log-in details. A hacker would need your actual phone to get into the system, and if they have, boy, you're unlucky.

It looks like this is happening in the lead-up to the release of a new PlayStation console which will be able to produce 4K video.

TOPICS:   Games   Privacy

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