Security best practices on PSN

How to use security best practices on PSN

Find out what steps you can take to be more secure on PlayStation™Network (PSN).

Never share your account details with anyone else or let them sign in as you — you are responsible for anything they do under your account. To avoid unintentionally sharing your account details when you sign in on someone else’s console, make sure to sign out correctly at the end of the session.

Security best practices on PSN

1. Create a strong password

Make it unique: Don’t reuse an existing password when setting up an account for PlayStation Network. A unique password means that a security breach on another service should not compromise your account.

Make it strong: Use a sentence or phrase to create your password. Remember to include numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as symbols (for example, ‘$’ or ‘%’).

Make it hard to predict: Your password shouldn’t involve any information about yourself — birthday, school details etc.

2. Set up 'Require Password at Checkout'

Activate password protection for PlayStation™Store purchases to prevent others from making purchases without your knowledge.

3. Set up 'Require passcode at log-in'

Prevent people who don’t know your passcode from signing in to your account on your console.

4. Add 2-step verification (2SV) to your account

By activating 2-step verification, a second layer of security is added to your account. Each time you sign in with 2SV active, a unique verification code is sent to your mobile phone, which can then be used to sign in to your account.

5. Never share your account details

Sharing your account details compromises the security of your account. It's also a breach of our Terms of Service, so never tell anyone else your password or sign-in information. If someone else signs in to your account, they can change your password and/or sign-in ID and lock you out.

6. Don’t sign in on shared devices

Signing in to your account from internet cafes, libraries, or public PlayStation systems poses a security threat. Only sign in on devices controlled by you or people you trust, otherwise, your information could be stolen without your knowledge.

7. Avoid scam websites

The internet is full of websites offering free virtual currency in exchange for some personal information. These sites are created and operated to gather your information and gain access to your account, payment information and personal information. Never share account information with these sites — if you've ever been on one of these sites, change your password.

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