PS3 To Receive New Firmware Update, Will Force You To Change Passwords

After a severe security breach that compromised not only PlayStation Network user’s personal data, but possibly even their credit card information, Sony took the PlayStation Network offline, hoping to not only assess the damage, but rebuild the PSN as a stronger safer service. One of their first steps to ensuring that it won’t happen again will be to release a new firmware update that forces you to change your password.

In a Q&A post on the PlayStation Blog, Patrick Seybold revealed:

We are working on a new system software update that will require all users to change their password once PlayStation Network is restored. We will provide more details about the new update shortly.

This will be vital to ensuring that user’s data is not continuously compromised by people using the same password to access the PSN. Here at PlayStation LifeStyle we’d like to remind you to change any and all passwords to other websites if they are the same as your PSN password.