Twitter introduces two-factor authentication

Cybercriminals are after your personal data and where else can they find your personal data other than social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Social media companies are working hard to secure your accounts from the prying eyes of hackers you make use of your personal data for their own gains. Sometimes they even lock your account and demand a ransom in return.

Thankfully, social media companies are adding new layers of security day by day. Twitter recently added a new layer of security that allows you to protect your account via Google Authenticator or third party applications like Authy.

Here’s how you can protect your account by adding an extra layer through using this method and make it harder for cybercriminals to breach into it.

  • Log in to your account and head to the settings which are located at the top menu easily accessible by just clicking on your display picture.
  • Look for the security option under account settings and click the verify login requests.
  • Now Twitter will ask you to add your personal phone number if you haven’t already added it to your account.
  • Once you have added your number, you will have to select an option known as setup a code generator app. You’ll be given a barcode to scan instantly or a security key that you can add via third party application made for authentication.
  • If you’re using a code generator, then head to your third party authentication app and you’ll see a code generator under that app which will then be used to login to your Twitter account.

The two-factor authentication is a welcome move from Twitter because their previous methods for securing your account were weak and easily exposable. With the new form of security, you’ll enjoy a better overall security which makes it really hard for the hacker to breach.

Elliot Speers

Elliot Speers

Elliot has been building & breaking computers since his father owned a computer repair store in the late 80's. An ethical hacker he is always looking out for the little guy and sharing his knowledge online and off.
Elliot Speers

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