PlayStation Network now allows users to better secure their accounts with the rollout of an optional two-factor authentication process.

Widely used by other, more secure services, the measure amounts to the digital version carrying two forms of identification. In the case of PSN, your password is the first step and a code texted to your mobile device is the second.

The texted code applies specifically to sign-ins on PC. For PlayStation consoles and handhelds — as well as “some mobile phones” — PSN users with two-factor authentication active need to generate device-specific passwords. Read more…

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