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Twitter introduces a new security feature: login verification

Julia Szymańska, 29 May 2013

Twitter introduces a new security feature: login verification

tw_infoUsers of social networks save and share huge amount of data and become a favorite target of potential attacks. Therefore we, at AVAST Software educate You about online security and how to protect your privacy on social media. Check a new security feature, introduced recently by Twitter.

With a growing amount of new users and increasing numbers to log in, Twitter decided to introduce a new feature. Login verification is another security level, preventing from compromising email phishing schemes, as well as breaching of passwords.

How does it work?

Login verification is a two steps authentication process and it is easy to activate it, by following this steps:

  • Log in to your Twitter account
  • Go to Edit your Profile –> Account -> account security
  • Select “Require a verification code when I sign in.” Account security twitter
  • Click on the link to “add a phone” and follow the instructions
  • After you fill up all data, you’ll be asked to enter a six-digit code that we send to your phone via SMS each time you sign in to

Add your mobile


After setting up the login verification existing applications will function without any problems. Login via other devices or applications will require a temporary password. For that visit your application page, generate a temporary password, in other to authorize that app.

Following Twitter advice we still encourage users to maintain a secured password. We also recommend one of Avast products a free password manager - Avast Passwords.

Watch the video manual by Twitter

BEWARE: SMS verification might not work in case of some cell phone providers. For more information follow Twitter