Sydney: A new app has been developed for iOS and Android Devices that will protect Twitter users’ accounts from hackers and other attackers. The new app features two-step verification.
According to news.com.au, when it is activated, Twitter sends a confirmation request to the smartphone at every login attempt on a browser or other device.
The user does not get access to their account until approving the request. The new function is found under Security in Settings.
A 12-digit backup code is generated upon activation, and is subsequently needed to access your account when you don''t have your phone, the report said.
According to the report, double verification with Twitter was previously only available via text messages.
First Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 18:56