Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

#1368 Sony finally enables 2FA for PlayStation Network users
Years after a catastrophic data breach brought Sony's PlayStation Network to its knees, the company has finally implemented two-factor authentication to limit the risk of such a disaster happening again.

PlayStation and PSP owners who have signed up to the network can now enable two-factor authentication on their accounts. Two-factor authentication (2FA) goes beyond the traditional password and permits users to connect their accounts to mobile devices -- and when they wish to access their account, a code is sent to their smartphone or tablet which must also be submitted.

While this extra step is voluntary, 2FA does make compromising accounts more difficult as cyberattackers would also need to compromise your mobile device or be able to capture these codes, which means brute-force attacking user and password credentials would not be enough on its own.
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