Twitter’s Two-Step Verification Just Got as Good as Google’s

Enhanced Security for Twitter

Twitter finally added two-step verification to their service due to global demand, and now that a new update to its Android and iOS apps is in place, an extra boost has been given to mobile users of the micro-blogging site. One of the new improvements comes in the form of in-app authentication as well as the option of using back-up codes in the event of account access being lost. Also, users can now tie more than one account to one individual phone number. Users can also stay on top of any unauthorised log in requests, helping to make the service far more secure than ever before.

High and Low Profile Accounts Attacked

Scores of Twitter users all over the world have seen their accounts hacked in the past, and on many occasions, found it impossible to get control of them back. There have been a number of high-profile Twitter hacks that have taken place worldwide, with some of the affected brands including McDonald’s and CBS for instance.

SMS Messages No Longer Needed

Two-step verification involves a code being entered in to the service every time a log in occurs, which some might find an irritation. However, this is certainly far more preferable to the stress involved in being hacked and losing access. Users need to enrol beforehand to start to enjoy the two-step verification, which they can do by heading to their account settings page. Once they are there they can ask for a verification code to be used. The two-step verification is incredibly easy to set up, and it’s certainly recommended that users take advantage of the service if they are yet to do so. By using a backup code and keeping this somewhere safe, Twitter users can protect themselves even if their phone or tablet device is lost or stolen.

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Joao Beirao

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