Twitter has updated its two-factor authentication, making it easier for users to secure accounts.
Twitter has suffered a number of embarrassing security issues, including hackers who have targeted celebrity and high-profile accounts. Twitter’s latest security features and upgrade to two-factor authentication are designed to help shore up security.
Protecting your account on all of your devices is important. We’ve updated two-factor authentication so you can now log in with your physical security key on Android and iOS, like on desktop. More on how to set up this added security for your account: https://t.co/c7hff75zQd
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) December 2, 2020
Once two-factor authentication is enabled, users will be able to use a temporary password to log in via their mobile devices or third-party applications.
After you enable two-factor authentication for your account via twitter.com, you’ll need to use a temporary password to log in to Twitter on other devices or applications that require you to enter your Twitter password; you will not be able to log in using your usual username and password combination. If we detect you will need a temporary password to log in, we will send one via SMS text message to your phone. Alternatively, you can generate your own temporary password.
While adding a layer of complexity, the new security features should go a long way toward protecting accounts.