Twitter is adding an extra security measures to better protect user accounts from unauthorized logins. The micro-blogging site adds login verification as a second authentication measure. Meaning, when you log in to Twitter account, there's a second check in order to make sure it's really you. After Microsoft, Apple, Google and Facebook appointing a two-step authentication system, Twitter has adapted a similar one. Cheers to the micro-blogging site!
How To Set the Two Factor Authentication?
Step 1: Go to account settings page.
Step 2: Select "Require a verification code when I sign in."
Step 3: Click on the link to "add a phone" and follow the prompts messages.
Step 4: Now every time you try login Twitter you will be asked for a six-digit code, which is automatically sent to your mobile phone via SMS.
Step 5: Once the verification is complete, you will be able to access your account without disruption.
Even with the new security measure, it is advisable that users take precautionary measures like setting a strong password and avoiding suspicious links, in order to protect your accounts.
The security measure does seem like a tedious process and will require you to have your mobile phone close-by every time you login. Non-the-less a step worth taking in order to protect your account. After all, Twitter users have run into trouble before, from security breaches.
Those pesky hackers will now need to steel your mobile phones to hack into your account!