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Confirmed: Sony Has Rolled out 2-Step Verification.

Updated: We have confirmation that the 2-Step verification process is live. Screenshots from one of our writers, showing the entire process from start to finish.

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DigitalRaptor1215d ago

It's way past the point of being thankful for it, but incredibly useful going forward.

Christopher1215d ago

Wait... really? It's never too late to improve and to at least acknowledge the improvement. You can't bitch about what they don't have and then when they add it ignore that it is now available.

I'm glad they have it. Thank you, Sony. Yeah, it could have been a lot sooner, but the other option is to never have it.

DigitalRaptor1215d ago (Edited 1215d ago )

I think it's in the T&Cs of having a PSN account that you are solely responsible for what happens to it, even if a breach is not your fault. 2FA is an extra step to secure your account. There have been PSN account compromises that would never have happened had Sony targeted this industry-wide feature as important enough long ago, like many other huge corporations that offer online services.

I didn't say I was going to ignore it. Of course I'm going to use it. What I mean by being not being thankful for it is in the sense of extending my thanks. I will take it now it's available but they're not getting "thanks Sony, awesome news" from me. This stuff should have been done as STANDARD years ago in the interests of the security of their customers, especially after the 2011 hack.

Patricko1215d ago

So each time when I will launch my console I will have to write the code from sms? Won't there be something like in battlenet or steam, to remember your login location and if it will change, than request the code?

Christopher1215d ago

It probably depends on how you have it set up. For me, I'd enable it for all PSN purchases and that's it.

Lon3wolf1215d ago

Only if you actually sign out of your PSN account each time you turn your console off by the looks of it, if you don't sign out manually then you should be ok.

xtheblackparade1215d ago

Okay, the world is a little safer now :)

MagicBeanz1215d ago

So what if you dont have a mobile number?

Genuine-User1215d ago (Edited 1215d ago )

Get one if you want 2-step verification?

@MagicBeanz

It should be.

MagicBeanz1215d ago

So is 2-step verification optional?

alex1015941215d ago

@MagicBeanz Two-stop verification is always optional, I believe.

StormLegend1215d ago

I hope it's optional, I don't feel like doing it.

Nosferatu_Zodd1214d ago

I recommend you to do it, just incase.

FriedGoat1214d ago

Mobile Authentication is terrible. Most of the recent twitter/youtube hacks have been through abusing mobile providers to send out sim card replacements to hackers, with this they can then access your mobile number and access your account.

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