Twitter is now working to enable two-factor authentication to secure accounts of users by using security keys to log in. Users will use security keys as the only authentication method. At the moment, all the users can only log in to Twitter by using their security. But soon will have to get a third party two-factor authentication. Well, Twitter hasn’t shared any information on when it will make it live for users.
In order to sign in to the accounts, users can also use a security key, but they will need to first turn on the 2FA methods like SMS code or an authentication app.
Twitter to Enable Two-Factor Authentication
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
Secure your account (and that alt) with multiple security keys. Now you can enroll and log in with more than one physical key on both mobile and web.
And coming soon: the option to add and use security keys as your only authentication method, without any other methods turned on.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 15, 2021
It is important to mention here that the hardware security keys are more secured than conventional authentication processes. These keys are available through physical keys connecting PC via USB or Bluetooth. There is no need to enter a code on the phone. It will make difficult for hackers to access users’ account.
Twitter said, “Secure your account (and that alt) with multiple security keys. Now you can enrol and login with more than one physical key on both mobile and web. And coming soon: the option to add and use security keys as your only authentication method, without any other methods turned on.”
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