New app helps Twitter users protect accounts from hackers

A new app has been developed for iOS and Android devices that will protect Twitter users` accounts from hackers and other attackers.

Updated: Aug 14, 2013, 15:30 PM IST

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 a news website, 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.

ANI