Twitter has decided to take drastic measures to enhance the security and confidentiality of its users’ accounts following the piracy acts on the Associated Press Twitter Account which happened on Tuesday, April 23rd. The social network is currently working on a new identification system in two stages.
To access the platform, the user must have a password and a terminal associated with this account for security and confidentiality. Thus, the connection on Twitter will soon require identification of dual operation. Your password will be accompanied by a digital code that will be sent through SMS to your mobile phone. Indeed, this system will not stop cybercriminals but will make their task more difficult.
The authors of malicious intrusion who recently hacked the Associated Press account had launched a message to all of its subscribers saying that two explosions erupted in the White House, one of which hit the U.S. President Barack Obama. After an investigation, the experts said that the message was sent by “Syrian electronic army.”
This new security system with two factors, security, and confidentiality, should be made available by Twitter soon. It is actually already used in some countries, such as in France for purchases on the Internet (the system is called 3D Secure). Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple have also started using this dual operation identification mode.
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