Twitter Rolls Out Beefed-Up Security
Matches competitors with a 2-step log-in process
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2013 9:01 AM CDT
Twitter offers users the option of two-factor authentication, finally matching Apple, Facebook, and Google.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Twitter has finally rolled out its two-step log-in process, cracking down on security in the wake of a number of high-profile hacks and bringing it on par with other major tech companies. Called Log-in Verification, the new system adds an extra layer of security by allowing users to have a code sent to their cellphone each time they log in, reports PCWorld. Public demand for an option of this kind—already present at Apple, Facebook, and Google—grew following a major hack of the company earlier this year. The new option can be found in your account settings page, though Twitter says the service may not work with all cellphone providers.

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Vincebus
May 26, 2013 3:37 AM CDT
Oh!... Gonna make it harder for terrorists to tweet?!
quaoar
May 23, 2013 10:29 AM CDT
Google sent me an alert some months back. Someone a couple of thousand miles away had tried to sign in to my Gmail account which would have given them access to my popular YouTube channel, among other things. So when Gmail rolled out its two-step signin, I signed right up. I don't have to use the two-step process every time I sign in on known computers and apps. Sounds like Twitter is planning to make you do it every time you sign in, though. Unless the article got it wrong.
ChicagoScott
May 23, 2013 9:35 AM CDT
Gave up on twitter long ago, after the third email warning to change my password because my account was compromised and was posting tweets about at home work opportunities.