Those who have a Nintendo account can now rejoice as the company has added an additional layer of security to its online accounts. It has finally enabled two-factor authentication for Nintendo accounts. This is going to go a long way in ensuring that users are kept safe from the possibility of unauthorized access and use of their Nintendo accounts.
Nintendo account users can now enable two-factor authentication to add another layer of security to their accounts. They will be prompted to download Google Authenticator in order to obtain a code before logging in. Players who enable this feature will have to enter a six-digit code generated by the Google app when they’re logging into their Nintendo Account.
It’s about time that Nintendo added two-factor authentication to its online accounts. This additional layer of security verifies login attempts with an email or phone. While it’s not like this offers complete protection from the entire threat spectrum, it’s much better to have two-factor enabled than not.
Sony secured PlayStation Network accounts with two-factor authentication last year. Microsoft added it to Microsoft Accounts back in 2014. Steam also launched its standalone Mobile Authenticator system in 2015. So Nintendo is definitely late to the party, but as they say, better late than never.