Sony Online Entertainment
has joined the growing list of gaming companies that offer physical authenticators for protection against account hacking and associated fraud. EQ2Wire brings us the details on the new device, which at $9.95, is slightly more expensive than Blizzard's
comparable Battle.net fob.
SOE's authenticator may be used on multiple Station accounts, and for now at least, is shipping out sans handling charges (even for overseas orders). EQ2Wire also has a handy and detailed guide to the new authenticators
from last month's Fan Faire
, and the website notes that free iOS and Android security apps will be forthcoming at an as-yet unannounced date.