Twitter Launches Two-Step Account Verification

Posted on May 22, 2013

Twitter adds two-step verification code


Twitter is rolling out two-step verification. The two-factor authentication sends a six-digit code to a user's mobile phone for an extra authentication measure in addition to the email and password login. TechCrunch notes that large organizations may have problems with the new security features as they may have multiple people using a Twitter account and only one person has the phone.

The new option follows numerous hacked accounts, including a hack of the AP Twitter in April that caused the stock market to temporarily drop after a fake tweet was posted claiming the White House had been attacked.

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