Sony adds two-factor authentication to PlayStation Network


#1

Here’s a good thing:

This morning, Sony quietly added two-step verification to the PlayStation Network, allowing users to add an extra layer of security to their PS4, PS3, and Vita accounts.

Nice. Check out Kotaku’s full write-up here:

And then go enable this!


#2

You can enable this feature here - https://www.playstation.com/en-us/account-security/2-step-verification/

FAQ and other help desk articles from Sony can be seen here - https://support.us.playstation.com/articles/en_US/KC_Article/Information-about-2-Step-Verification

Sony is calling this 2SV (2 Step Verification), so you may see this language used in help articles or the various Sony interfaces.

Some things to keep in mind -

This only appears to support SMS as an auth method, which NIST (and Duo) don’t recommend. (You can read why here: https://duo.com/blog/duo-aligns-with-nist-on-authentication-guidelines)

OTPs can be phished just like passwords. Be mindful of anyone ever asking for a code, just like a password.

You can check https://twofactorauth.org/ to find out which other services you trust with your data provide 2FA.

Cheers