Twitter Adds Two-Factor Authentication

Twitter Account Security

Twitter has finally added two-factor authentication.  If you have a Twitter account, we encourage you to log in and enable Twitter’s new Account Security option right away.

To do so, click on the little gear icon Twitter Account Settings at the top of your Twitter account, then go to Settings > Account.  Check the box next to to the Require a verification code when I sign in option:

Twitter Account Security
Twitter Account Security

Once enabled, Twitter will require the unique verification code they send to your phone via text message.  Before you (or someone else) can log in to your account, the code must be entered:

Twitter Verification Code
Twitter Verification Code | Click to Enlarge

This adds an additional layer of security to your Twitter account and should help prevent account “hacking” incidents.

Remember, there is no silver-bullet or single solution to security.  Keep your wits about you when you’re online.  Beware of private messages sent to your Facebook or Twitter account.  Do not click on any links in private messages.  Keep an eye out for social engineering scams, such as, “OMG, look at what this person Tweeted about you!!!

As always, let us know if you have any questions!

I am a consignment software specialist, System Administrator for hundreds of consignment workstations across North America, and developer of Peeps' Software! I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 18+ years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage hundreds of computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

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