Technology

Twitter working on two-step authentication process

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House.

Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The Associated Press on Tuesday, sending out a false tweet about an attack at the White House. (Twitter/ABC News)

Twitter is reportedly adding a two-step authentication process to its service following the hacking of the Associated Press account on Tuesday.

According to Wired, Twitter is testing the feature and hopes to make it available to users soon. It will add an extra layer of security to Twitter accounts, requiring users to put in their password and a special code when logging in from a new device.

Google and Facebook already use this process.

A bogus tweet was sent Tuesday from the AP's account claimed President Obama had been injured after two explosions at the White House.

(Copyright ©2014 KGO-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

Get more Technology »


Tags:
white house, twitter, hacking, internet, technology
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement