Twitter has added help for a number of safety keys to accounts with two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled for logging into the social community’s internet interface and cellular apps.
“Safe your account (and that alt) with a number of safety keys,” Twitter said. “Now you’ll be able to enroll and log in with a couple of bodily key on each cellular and internet.”
The corporate additionally introduced a future choice for 2FA-enabled accounts to use safety keys as the first authentication technique whereas having all different login strategies disabled.
“And coming quickly: the choice so as to add and use safety keys as your solely authentication technique, with out another strategies turned on,” Twitter added.
Twitter has added help for utilizing safety keys when logging into mobile apps (Android and iOS) for 2FA-enabled accounts in December 2020.
Safe your account (and that alt) with a number of safety keys. Now you’ll be able to enroll and log in with a couple of bodily key on each cellular and internet.
And coming quickly: the choice so as to add and use safety keys as your solely authentication technique, with out another strategies turned on.
— Twitter Help (@TwitterSupport) March 15, 2021
2FA is a further safety layer for Twitter accounts that requires customers to make use of a safety key or enter a code on prime of solely getting into a password to authenticate efficiently.
This makes positive that solely the proprietor can log in and block malicious makes an attempt to take over the account by guessing or resetting the password.
Whereas some high-profile Twitter accounts were hijacked last year although they’d 2FA enabled after attackers may achieve entry to inside admin techniques, customers ought to nonetheless toggle 2FA to be higher protected towards less-sophisticated hacking makes an attempt.
To activate 2FA in your Twitter account, you’ll have to go to your profile menu into Settings and Privateness, then to Safety and account entry (desktop) or Account > Safety (iOS) and toggle on Two-factor authentication.
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