Security

And Lo, Twitter Has Finally Granted Us Two-Factor Authentication

Well, there goes one excuse for anyone who lets the company Twitter account get hacked.
None of that, now. (Photo: Twitter)

None of that, now. (Photo: Twitter)

Bad news if you enjoy seeing corporate Twitter accounts hacked and hijacked as often as possible: Twitter has finally added the option of enabling two-factor authentication for your account. Once you flip the switch, you’ll have to enter a six-digit code sent to your cell phone in order to complete the log-in process. (So try not to drop your iPhone in the toilet.)

In a post on the company’s official blog, Jim O’Leary of the product security team wrote, “Of course, even with this new security option turned on, it’s still important for you to use a strong password and follow the rest of our advice for keeping your account secure.”

He restrained himself from adding, “Can you PLEASE leave us alone now?” (No, we can’t.)

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