Twitter introduces new security feature: login verification

“Today we’re introducing a new security feature to better protect your Twitter account: login verification.” said Jim O’Leary from Twitter’s product security team in a  blog post.

This feature comes into effect months after continuous attacks on high profile accounts like The Financial Times, Burger King, Jeep, BBC Weather and most recently Associated Press.

Built on a  two-factor authentication, this new feature asks you for a second login which a special code sent as a SMS text to your registered mobile after you login into Twitter. Apps  that are linked to Twitter will continue to work without disruption with the Login Verification enabled.

Although it is an option which can be turned on/off inside the setting menu. It will come in handy for single users, but might be an hassle for an corporate account where agencies handle the activity with multiple users. Twitter earlier had asked to use a single computer for tweeting to be more secure.

Here is a video showing you how to setup:

Credit: Image courtesy of Twitter Blog