Twitter has Enabled Two-Factor Authentication for Better Account Security

By Akemi Iwaya on May 23rd, 2013

There is good news for those who have been wanting to add an extra layer of security to your Twitter accounts. As of yesterday Twitter has rolled out two-factor authentication to make accessing and using your account a more secure process.

Setting up two-factor authentication on your account only takes a few minutes. Once it is enabled you will receive a six-digit code via SMS to use each time you log in. The following video also provides a quick overview of the two-factor authentication process in action (set up and usage)…

You can view step-by-step instructions for setting up the new security feature and learn more about it by visiting the blog posts linked below.

Getting started with login verification [Twitter Blog]

Twitter fights hacking with two-factor authentication

Twitter steps up security with two-factor authentication option

Twitter Login Verification [YouTube]

[via CNET News and ZDNet]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 05/23/13
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