Twitter Beefs Up Security Efforts To Keep Its Users Safe

Addressing the login issues that many Twitter users have been facing lately, the company has started rolling out improvements that will restore access and protect your account. “We know some of you occasionally have difficulty accessing your Twitter account, and whatever the circumstances may be, we want you to be able to get back into it quickly and securely. So today we’re starting to roll out two improvements that will help protect your account and restore access: one, a streamlined password reset experience; and two, better identification and blocking of suspicious logins.” says the firm.
 
 
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Twitter has changed the process that users go through to regain access to their account if they have forgotten or lost the passwords. Twitter has also introduced a new system that will track the suspicious login behaviors. Users can now add both, their email address and their phone number that will receive an alert from twitter when a password reset request is made, plus Twitter will also track the location, the device that is being used and the login history to weed out the potential threats and suspicious login activities. If something fishy surfaces the users will be alerted at their registered email address. In the most recent announcement about the security measures the company is taking to keep its users safe and secure, it says, “We’ve redesigned the password reset process to make it easier to get back into your account.
 
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The new process lets you choose the email address or phone number associated with your account where you’d like us to send your reset information. That way, whether you’ve recently changed your phone number, or are traveling with limited access to your devices, or had an old email address connected to your Twitter account, you’ve got options. We’ve also made it easier to reset a lost password on your iOS or Android device and have added some customized tips to help you strengthen your account security in the future.” “...we’re aware that many people reuse the same passwords across multiple sites. And when any of these sites are compromised, stolen passwords could be used to access your account on Twitter. To protect your account in this scenario we built a system that analyzes login attempts on your account — by looking at things like location, device being used and login history — and identifies suspicious behavior.

If we identify a login attempt as suspicious, we’ll ask you a simple question about your account — something that only you know — to verify that your account is secure before granting access. We’ll also send you an email to let you know that we’ve detected unusual activity so you can update your password if need be.” adds Twitter.

Nearly a year ago, Twitter came out with a two-step verification process, an effort to keep its users safe and secure from malicious activities, now the company has once again taken some sought after effective steps and has redesigned the process to keep the suspicious activities at bay.