Here we go, Twitter finally introduced the most anticipated security feature “Two-Step authentication” that prevents hackers getting access to your twitter accounts.
The recent cyberattacks from Syrian Electronic army(SEA) forced the twitter to enable the 2-step verification feature.
The SEA is the syrian hacker group who recently hijacked the high profile twitter accounts including accounts of Guardian , Telegraph, FT, AP and more via Social engineering attack(Phishing).
What is exactly 2-step Authentication?
Though i have already explained about this in my previous articles, i would like to explain one more time in this article.
“2-step authentication is a security feature that prompts you to enter a temporary password sent to your phone whenever you log into your account.”
So how to enable this security feature?
- Go to https://twitter.com/settings/account page
- Scroll to the bottom of the page , there you can find the “Account security” option.
- Select the option and follow the instructions