Twitter Reportedly Adding Two-Factor Login Authentication

Twitter is supposedly planning to make logins more secure by adding a two-factor authentication system. Apparently, it would work similarly to the way Google does it.

To get into your account, you type in both your password and a short numerical code that is sent to your phone.

It seems like a logical thing for Twitter to ramp up security, and it just listed a job opening for a "software engineer - product security", a position that would be responsible for "developing multifactor authentication".

Twitter told Gizmodo that it didn't have anything "specific to share" right now, but the timing makes sense considering last week it had to reset the passwords for 250,000 users after their accounts were compromised. [The Guardian]

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