Technology Twitter now supports two-factor authentication apps, here’s how to secure your account

12:56  17 april  2017
12:56  17 april  2017 Source:   MSN

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Unfortunately, for now Twitter only supports two - factor authentication by SMS, so if you don't want to attach your phone number to your account , or don't have reliable or secure phone service, it may not fit.

  Twitter now supports two-factor authentication apps, here’s how to secure your account © Provided by The Next Web If you wanted to lock down your Twitter account and make it harder for hackers to break in, you’d either have to turn on SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) or generate a one-time login code. But now, you can use handy third-party authentication apps like Google Authenticator and Authy.

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Unfortunately, for now Twitter only supports two - factor authentication by SMS, so if you don't want to attach your phone number to your account , or don't have reliable or secure phone service, it may not fit.

  Twitter now supports two-factor authentication apps, here’s how to secure your account © Provided by The Next Web Here’s how to set it up:

  • Install a two-factor authentication app like Google Authenticator or Authy, and set up your personal account with the service on your phone.
  • Log in to Twitter and head to Settings.
  • Under the ‘Security’ head, check the box that says ‘Verify login requests’ and type in the verification code you receive via SMS on that page.
  • Next, click the button labeled ‘Setup a code generator app’; instructions, along with a bar code will pop up. Launch the 2FA app on your phone and use it to scan the bar code.
  • You’ll now see a six-digit code labeled Twitter in your 2FA app. The next time you try to log into Twitter, you’ll be prompted to enter this code that changes every few seconds. It works even if your phone is offline.

And that’s it. You no longer have to worry about hackers breaking into your account without your knowledge – unless of course, they breach Twitter’s systems or you lose your phone and haven’t locked it.

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