The popular social networking platform, Twitter, has added support for multiple security keys in accounts that have activated it Two-factor authentication (2FA), in order to connect to the site and the mobile app.
""Secure your account with many security keys," he said on Twitter. "Now you can register and connect to more than one physical key on both mobile and web".
The company also said that in the near future users will be able to use security keys as the main authentication method, while all other methods will be disabled.
Twitter started supporting the use of 2FA security keys when connecting to the mobile app (Android and iOS) in December 2020.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is essentially one additional level of security for Twitter accounts (and not only), which requires users to use a security key or add a unique password (after entering their credentials) to verify their identity, as someone could have stolen the username and password.
This ensures that only the actual account holder can log in.
Last year, some high-profile Twitter accounts were compromised, even though they had two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled. This was because the attackers were able to gain access to internal administrator systems. However, users should have 2FA enabled to protect against even the least complex attacks.
Twitter: 2FA enabled
To enable 2FA in your account, you must go to the menu (“moreUnder the "profile"), go toSettings and Privacy”And then press“Account security and access”(For desktop computer) or Account> Security (for iOS). At this point, you can enable two-factor authentication.
Source: Bleeping Computer