Twitter Is Reportedly Adding Two-Factor Login (Updated)

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Twitter is supposedly planning to make logins more secure by adding a two-factor authentication system.


Apparently it would work similar to the 2FA system you use on Gmail. To get into your account, you'd type in both your password and a short numerical code that's sent to your phone. It seems like a logical thing for Twitter to ramp up security, and it just listed a job opening for a software engineer - product security, a position that would be responsible for "developing multifactor authentication." Twitter told us it didn't have anything "specific to share" right now, but the timing makes sense considering last week, it had to reset the passwords for 250,000 users after their accounts were compromised. [The Guardian]

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Hmm, so if I have text messaging blocked, I won't be able to log into Twitter?