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Twitter Updates Two-Factor Authentication to Secure Accounts

Twitter has updated its two-factor authentication, making it easier for users to secure accounts....
Twitter Updates Two-Factor Authentication to Secure Accounts
Written by Matt Milano
  • Twitter has updated its two-factor authentication, making it easier for users to secure accounts.

    Twitter has suffered a number of embarrassing security issues, including hackers who have targeted celebrity and high-profile accounts. Twitter’s latest security features and upgrade to two-factor authentication are designed to help shore up security.

    Once two-factor authentication is enabled, users will be able to use a temporary password to log in via their mobile devices or third-party applications.

    After you enable two-factor authentication for your account via twitter.com, you’ll need to use a temporary password to log in to Twitter on other devices or applications that require you to enter your Twitter password; you will not be able to log in using your usual username and password combination. If we detect you will need a temporary password to log in, we will send one via SMS text message to your phone. Alternatively, you can generate your own temporary password.

    While adding a layer of complexity, the new security features should go a long way toward protecting accounts.

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