Micro blogging site Twitter has tightened its security measures following a series of high profile breaches. The social networking site has introduced two fold authentications to log in to one’s profile. As per this optional feature, users need to enter a six-digit code that is sent to their phone via SMS each time they sign in.
Facebook was the first to adopt this technology few days before. However, those who can be bothered to go through such a lengthy process each time they log in can turn the feature on in “security account settings”.
The concept of this feature is that – Twitter wants to “make sure it’s really you”. Once you allow this feature in the account setting page of your twitter account, you’ll then be asked to register a verified phone number and a confirmed email address.
However, Twitter’s Product Security Jim O’Leary has reportedly advised that even
with this new security option turned on, it’s still important for you to use a strong password and follow the rest of Twitter’s advice for keeping your account secure.
Some recent attacks took over Twitter feeds and delivered fake tweets using the accounts of Agence France-Presse, the Associated Press, Financial Times and other news organizations.
Even last month, hackers spooked markets after breaking into the AP Twitter account and falsely reporting President Barack Obama had been injured after two blasts at the White House.