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Twitter said to be testing two-factor authentication after numerous high-profile hacks

Twitter said to be conducting internal testing on two-step authentication before public release
By: Trace Hagan | Internet & Websites News | Posted: Apr 24, 2013 11:31 pm

It seems like everyone is rolling out two-factor authentication. Just a few days ago, Microsoft enabled two-step authentication for Microsoft accounts and now reports are surfacing that Twitter is working on a similar system. Google and others have already employed two-factor authentication to much success.




Now is the perfect time for Twitter to enable extra security. There have been many high-profile hacks of Twitter handles, including one of the AP's account yesterday, which resulted in a massive drop in the Dow Jones. Wired reports that Twitter has a two-factor solution built and is putting it under internal testing before releasing it to the public.


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