Sunday, 26 September, 2021

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Twitter brings new ‘security key’

Twitter has announced a new feature for the privacy of its users. Starting today, users will have the option to use security keys as their only form of two-factor authentication (2FA) to log into an account.

This will make it harder for unauthorised parties to bypass 2FA using the verification code from your email or SMS, and get into your Twitter account, reports the Indian Express.

“While any form of 2FA is better than no 2FA, physical security keys are the most effective,” Twitter said in a blog post. Security keys offer the strongest protection for your Twitter account because they have built-in protections to ensure that even if a key is used on a phishing site, the information shared can’t be used to access your account,” it adds.