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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#633 Sony trots out 2-factor authentication 5 years after breach
Five years after a hack exposed the data of 77 million users, Sony is finally adding two-factor authentication to its PlayStation Network.

The company did not provide details on the new service, but did say it was still under development and would be released at a later date. As passwords fall out of favor as a security construct, the current popular alternative is two-factor authentication, which requires the user have a second factor in order to gain access to a service.

Popular two-factor authentication schemes today include one-time passcodes sent via mobile SMS or to an email address. In addition, some online services, such as Google, are beginning to explore two-factor authentication using technology based on public key cryptography.
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#633 Sony trots out 2-factor authentication 5 years after breach
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