Twitter tightens security after increased cyber attacks

After a series of activities/attacks from hackers on media organizations and celebrity profiles, Twitter is increasing its security by bringing up a new login verification system. It will ensure if it is really you who is signing in, says Twitter.

In recent time, some twitter feeds were attacked by hackers and even delivered fake tweets from the accounts of various news organizations like Financial Times and The Associated Press etc. Also, some hackers got into AP's Twitter account and posted fake tweets about US President Barack Obama being seriously injured in blasts at White house.

Recently, Twitter said that it is going to implement a brand new login verification system which will surely tighten the security of Twitter accounts. It is actually a type of two-factor authentication I which the second security check will make sure if is you or an automated application or a hacker is trying to get access into your account. However, AP suspended their account on Twitter after the false tweets of bomb blasts at White House by hackers.

Twitter reported that the passwords of nearly 2,50,000 Twitter users were stolen by the hackers after a cyber attack in the month of February, 2013.

"Of course, even with this new security option turned on, it is still important for you to use a strong password and follow the rest of our advice for keeping your account secure" said Jim O'Leary, Twitter Product Security.

O'Leary said, "You will need a confirmed email address and a verified phone number. After a quick test to confirm that your phone can receive messages from Twitter, you're ready to go".
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