Twitter beefs up security safeguards after recent attacks

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc began introducing new technology on Wednesday to shore up security for users, responding to a spate of recent attacks on prominent accounts including those owned by the Associated Press and Financial Times.

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Twitter Ups Web Account Security With Optional Two-Factor Authentication Via SMS

account-security-croppedAfter hundreds of thousands of accounts were compromised a couple months ago, Twitter today launches two-factor authentication through SMS to protect people from hacks and phishing scams. You can enable the feature in your Account settings. From then on, after you type in your name and password to login, Twitter will send your phone an SMS with a security code you can enter to prove you’re the account owner.
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