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Twitter will soon start using security keys for two-factor authentication

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Twitter has announced plans to allow two-factor authentication to protect users’ accounts, using only security keys to log in. Currently, the user can only log in to Twitter using their security key, but will need to have a third party with two factor authentication to be set up as a backup. Twitter only announced that it plans to implement this security measure, but did not share information on when it will actually apply this to users of its website on social media.

In the near future tweeting, the social media platform has announced its future action plan to help better protect their user accounts. Twitter plan to use security keys – physical keys that are connected to a computer via USB or Bluetooth – will reduce the number of users who enter their passwords, which can be detected by malicious software. The advantage of using physical security keys is that it will allow users to refrain from sharing more personal information with Twitter that is required to log in. The user connects the security key to his computer when the browser triggers a login challenge, security cryptographically authenticates your account and helps you log in.

Twitter has also announced that it will also allow a single user to use multiple security keys. Until now, users have been limited to using a single security key. Earlier in December, Twitter announced supports for security keys for accounts with activated two-factor authentication for their mobile application users. The exact timeline is not shared by Twitter, detailing the implementation of these security features.

In other Twitter-related news, Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, announced that it will auction the first tweet of its kind. Just set up my twttr was the first tweet posted in March 2006, and the proceeds from the auction will be converted into bitcoin for charity.


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