There have been many high profile Twitter account hacks recently such as the Associated Press hack that effected stock prices, Jeep and Burger King, and the British newspaper the Financial Times. Most of these were the Syrian Electronic Army but Twitter account hijacking has been a problem for some time. The company finally decided to enact two way authentication in order to combat this issue.

The process is pretty simple. You will need your mobile phone to set this up. The safety feature is that every time you log into your Twitter account, you will receive a text with a temporary verification. If someone steals your phone and hacks into your Twitter, you’ve got a bigger problem but this will protect you should your account information be compromised.

Twitter created a short video that shows you how to set it up. I personally had to register my phone with Twitter before I could complete but it really only took 1.5 minutes for me.

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