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Sony introduces two step verification for PSN

Sony has implement a 2-step verification system for PSN.

"Passwords can be compromised if you use the same password for multiple accounts, click on malicious links, open phishing emails and other methods," says Sony when talking about its new system. 

"If your password is compromised and becomes known to someone other than yourself, your account will still require a verification code to gain access when you activate 2-Step Verification."

The system has you enter your  PSN account password as well as a verification code sent to your mobile phone via text. You'll only need to do this once, unless you log out. It's worth it for the extra security though.

You need to sign-in with 2SV:

- When you first sign-in to PSN after enabling 2SV.
- When you sign-in to PSN after signing-out.
- Every time you sign-in to PSN if auto sign-in is switched off.
- Occasional security checks when signing-in on web browser/PS App.

You do not need to sign-in with 2SV if:

- 2SV is switched off.
- Automatic sign-in is enabled and you have previously signed-in with 2SV.
- If you are signed-into PSN and you are accessing account management (you only need your account password).
- If Password at Checkout is switched on and you are making a PlayStation Store purchase (you only need your account password).

Edited On 25 Aug, 2016

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Jason 5 months ago
Playstation and security that two words you dont see together very often.
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Turniplord 5 months ago
Just set this up on my main account - Nice and simple and should keep it secure - had to do it on my twitter and fb a while back as someone kept trying to get access to them

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