After a spate of recent hacks on high-profile Twitter accounts, the popular, real-time social network is finally giving its users the option of enabling added security on their accounts.
By introducing a feature called two-factor authentication, the move puts Twitter Inc. in the same league as other well-known Internet companies, such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc, which have offered similar methods of two-step account verification to their users for some time.
“We occasionally hear from people whose accounts have been compromised by email phishing schemes or a breach of password data elsewhere on the web,” wrote product security team member Jim O’Leary in a post on the official Twitter blog.
“Today we’re introducing a new security feature to better protect your Twitter account: login verification.”
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