two factor authentication

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 factor 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 has a help page that walks you through two factor authentication step-by-step. I personally had to register my phone with Twitter before I could complete but it really only took 1.5 minutes for me.

Need more information on 2fa? Check out another blog I wrote on the topic.

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