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

(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.

Twitter offers users the option of two-factor authentication, finally matching Apple, Facebook, and Google.
Twitter offers users the option of two-factor authentication, finally matching Apple, Facebook, and Google.   (Shutterstock)
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