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How to set up Nintendo Switch two-factor authentication – Business Insider – Business Insider

  • Nintendo’s Switch game console is wildly popular, with over 50 million units sold — and it’s currently out of stock nearly everywhere due to increased demand as millions are forced indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • As more people than ever are using the Switch, Nintendo Switch digital accounts are increasingly being targeted by hackers
  • Nintendo revealed a major breach on Friday morning: “About 160,000 accounts” of Nintendo Switch users were impacted, the company said.
  • There’s one critical way to protect your account from theft: two-factor authentication. Here’s how to set it up right now!
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Do you have a Nintendo Switch? Did you also have a Nintendo 3DS or Wii U? 

If you answered yes to both of those questions, there’s a possibility your Nintendo Switch account was one of “about 160,000” breaches that Nintendo announced on Friday morning.

So, how do you make sure your Switch stays safe? Nintendo is suggesting every Switch owner set up something called “two-factor authentication.” Here’s how it works and how to set it up:

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