It was indeed a very busy week for Sony, with lots of news and changes. While some of them were good and got everyone excited, others were not so well received (see the new PS Plus prices).
After announcing that PlayStation Now lands on PC starting this week, Sony added a new layer of security to PlayStation Network accounts, making the sign-in a 2-step verification procedure.
As revealed on the official PlayStation website, “passwords can be compromised if you use the same password for multiple accounts, click on malicious links, open phishing emails and other methods.
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.”
In other words, when you sign in to your account using your current password, you will be asked for a code that will be sent to you via SMS.
To activate the 2-step verification method on your account click here.
Once you access your account, you will notice a status showing that the verification is inactive.
Click the Edit button on the right side and then click Activate.
Click Continue, and in the next window select your country from the first drop-down menu.
Next, add your mobile phone number without the code of your country and without spaces.
Click Continue again and check your mobile for a text message from Sony Entertainment Network. That SMS should contain a code which you must add in the second field.
The code you receive in the text message is case sensitive, so make sure you type it as it appears on your phone, and without spaces.
Now, click on Verify and you will once again receive a message on your phone informing you that you successfully activated the 2-Step verification for your PlayStation Network Account.
If you didn’t activate it yet, you should do it as soon as you can, because this procedure will greatly increase the security of your PlayStation account.