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Twitter Ups Security After High-Profile Hacks

Social media platform will offer two-step authentication


Twitter will offer two-step authentication to its users in an attempt to improve security, reports the Associated Press.

For as long as Twitter has been around, we’ve heard stories and seen the aftermath of celebrities having their accounts hacked. Even companies like Burger King aren’t immune to being targeted. So, after mounting pressure to improve account security, Twitter is giving users the option for two-step verification.

Users who opt in will receive a code via text message each time they attempt to sign in to their accounts and must enter the verification code to complete the login. Sounds cumbersome compared to other services that bypass the multi-step verification for frequently used devices.

But for people with information or a brand to protect, it might be worth the tedium.

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