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  • Nintendo Confirms 160,000 Accounts were Accessed via 'Hacking'

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    Nintendo Confirms 160,000 Accounts were Accessed via 'Hacking'

    Nintendo themselves weren't hacked.

    Following up on an earlier report, Nintendo has confirmed that a limited number of Nintendo Accounts have been compromised via "hacking" attempts. Nintendo is currently disabling the ability to log into Nintendo Accounts through the use of the Nintendo Network ID (NNID) after they discovered that about 160,000 accounts were accessed by outside parties. Nintendo said that the IDs and passwords used were obtained outside of Nintendo and have...
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  • Some Nintendo Owners are Reporting Unauthorized Account Login Attempts

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    Some Nintendo Owners are Reporting Unauthorized Account Login Attempts

    You should have two-factor authentication enabled.

    Over the past several days, more and more reports have been made that seem to indicate that there might be a problem with Nintendo account security. Reddit and Twitter users have said that they have started to notice an increasing number of account login attempts that aren't originating from the actual account owners.

    One particular case is from Twitter user @pixelpar, who runs the Nintendo fan site lootpots.com. Pixelpar...
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  • Get a Free Month of Origin Access Courtesy of EA

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    Get a Free Month of Origin Access Courtesy of EA

    Secure your account to get a free month of Origin Access.

    EA wants you to secure your accounts. To help incentivize you into being secure, they will give you a free month of Origin Access once you enable two-factor authentication.

    While you probably should have had 2FA enabled for this and every other account already, this should help to give you that last little push you need to get it done. It's quick and typically painless, except if you somehow stub your toe.
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  • Epic Gives Free Fortnite Emote For Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

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    Epic Gives Free Fortnite Emote For Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

    If you have an Epic Games account to play Fortnite, chances are you were hit with an email at some point saying that someone tried to get into your account. Hell, I've been there and I have played the game maybe once in a blue moon. Even if you haven't been there, the theft of Fortnite accounts is huge. It's absolutely massive. People steal accounts and then sell them via third-party sites. And depending on how much has been unlocked on the account, or even if the stats are good, they can be...
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  • Two-Step Verification is Finally Here for PlayStation Network

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    Two-Step Verification is Finally Here for PlayStation Network

    Breathe a sigh of relief tonight because two-factor authentication (or 2-Step Verification as it's called here) has finally come to the PlayStation Network in North America.

    It is strongly advised that you enable this security measure as soon as possible to protect your account. This is especially important now as there seems to be a rise in the number of PSN accounts being publicly reported as having been stolen.

    To enable "2-Step Verification" through your...
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  • Two-Step Verification is Finally Here for PlayStation Network

    Breathe a sigh of relief tonight because two-factor authentication (or 2-Step Verification as it's called here) has finally come to the PlayStation...
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  • Sony Finally About to Offer Two-Step Verification

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    Sony Finally About to Offer Two-Step Verification

    Sony will finally begin to offer two-step verification for the PlayStation Network. In a move that should have happened years ago, this new security measure should give some users the peace of mind to once again tie their credit cards to their PSN accounts.
    "In order to further safeguard our users and their accounts, we are preparing to offer a 2-step verification feature," a Sony representative said.
    This was first noticed after the latest PlayStation 3 firmware update where some ...
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  • Sony Finally About to Offer Two-Step Verification

    Sony will finally begin to offer two-step verification for the PlayStation Network. In a move that should have happened years ago, this new security...
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  • Security: Twitch Now Supports Two-Factor Authentication

    Twitch just enabled two-factor authentication today (2FA). This adds an added layer of security to your account to prevent account hijacking.
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