Twitter announces new measures to boost security

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  • Monday, 12 May 2014

To better protect its users from having their accounts pirated, the social network has announced two new measures: a simplified password reset procedure and enhanced identity verification during suspicious login attempts. 

Twitter users can now reset their password at any time by requesting a special confirmation code, which they can choose to receive either by e-mail or text message. Having a choice between the two methods should come in handy for users who no longer use the email they signed up with. 

In addition, Twitter has introduced personalised questions that only the user can answer as a means of verifying identity during suspicious login attempts, such as those from a new device or IP address, for example. 

Users can update the e-mail or phone number linked to their account under security settings. — ©AFP/Relaxnews 2014 

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