Report: Sony's PlayStation Network getting two-factor verification

A long-awaited and much overdue feature is finally making its way to the PlayStation Network as Sony has confirmed to Polygon that two-factor authentication is headed to the service.

“In order to further safeguard our users and their accounts, we are preparing to offer a 2-step verification feature,” a Sony representative told Polygon. Two-step verification which is also known as two-factor authentication, requires users to enter two different “factors” when logging into an online service.

Why is this two-step verification important? Because it is much more secure than just having one password effectively making it harder for hackers to steal your personal information. Usually, once you log in with a username and password, the user then typically receives a six-digit code via text or through a code generator app.

According to Polygon Sony has not confirmed a role-out time frame for two-step verification but states that “more details will be shared at a later date.”