How to enable Twitter’s two-factor authentication

Twitter finally bowed to pressure from its users and  launched two-factor authentication to help you keep your account secure,a move which becomes imminent following the recent hack of a number of high profile twitter accounts.

The added layer of security also called  two step verification works in a similar manner with the Gmail two factor verification  requires you to enter your password, and then a subsequent six-digit access code anytime you try to log into Twitter.

This is a form of two-factor authentication. When you sign in to twitter.com, there’s a second check to be double sure it’s really you. You’ll be required to register a verified phone number and a confirmed email address.The short code will be  sent as a text message to your registered cell phone, which means that any would-be hackers would need to not only crack your password, but to also have physical possession of your cell phone.

Here’s what you need to  and how  to set it up

  1. Login to  your twitter account settings page.
  2. Select “Require a verification code when I sign in.”
  3. Click on the link to “add a phone” and follow the prompts.
  4. After you activate login verification, you’ll be asked to enter a six-digit code that will be sent to your phone via SMS each time you sign in to twitter.com.

With the twitter login verification enabled,you will be required to provide the authentication code that will be sent to your phone each time you attempt login especially from an unknown device,but it is stil important to keep to other account security tips

What’s your view on Twitter’s two-step verification? hope you will be using  it? Let us know in the comments.

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