Twitter, in a much-needed move to keep its users safer from cyberattacks, is introducing a more secure login process.
The system, called Login Verification, gives users the option to have a verification code sent to their mobile phone every time they log in to Twitter. After a person enrolls, he or she will be able to enter a six-digit code sent via SMS each time the user signs in to twitter.com. The system is designed to provide a second check on top of a regular password to help ensure only authorized users log in.
The feature, which Twitter describes as a form of two-factor authentication, can be turned on from a user’s account settings page.
The release comes after numerous hacks targeted at companies including the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Jeep and even Burger King.