Twitter on Thursday requested its customers to change their passwords after it inadvertently “unmasked” encrypted hashed passwords. The social networking firm claims that it has found no indication of breach however is alerting customers to change their passwords as a precaution.
While customers can change their passwords for now, they’ll additionally enable a couple of security features that Twitter presents to its customers. If you’re altering the password, be sure that it’s distinctive and never identical as different web companies you utilize. While it’s a standard follow to have the same password for all apps, it’s extraordinarily dangerous as properly. You can go to ‘Have I been Pwned’ web site to examine if the password you’re utilizing has been accessed or exposed previously.
Another simpler manner to make certain your Twitter account security is by enabling the two-step verification. Called login verification on Twitter, it’s an additional layer of security that allows you to entry your account by means of a cell code despatched to your registered telephone quantity. In easier phrases, with login verification enabled, you may be required to enter your password in addition to the code despatched to your telephone quantity.
To change password of your Twitter account, go to in-app Settings > Account and privateness > faucet on Password > enter present password and new password. Verify the brand new password.
How to enable two-step verification
In order to enable the two-step verification on Twitter, right here’s what you want to do. First, register and confirm your telephone quantity and electronic mail ID on Twitter. To register telephone quantity, click on on the profile icon on your app/desktop and scroll down to Settings and privateness part. Click on “mobile” tab, choose your nation/area and enter your telephone quantity and click on on “continue.” Twitter will ship you a verification code to your telephone quantity, enter the identical on the Twitter app/desktop, and your telephone quantity is activated.
Now, for two-step verification, click on your profile icon on your Twitter app after which select “Settings and privacy.”
Tap on “Account” settings after which select “Setup login verification.”
Click begin > enter your password > hit Verify
Click on “Send Code” to add your telephone quantity. Follow earlier talked about steps to register your telephone quantity, in case you haven’t accomplished.
Enter the verification code. You may also create a again up code which can be utilized sooner or later in the event you lose your telephone or change your telephone quantity.
Bonus 1: Set up third-party verification app
You may also select third-party functions akin to Duo Mobile, Authy or Google Authenticator to get the verification code. To get began, go to Settings and privateness > Accounts > Security > Review your login verification strategies > enter your password and hit verify > Set up after which click on begin.
Now, after verifying your password, you’ll get a pop-up window that includes a QR code. Follow the on-screen directions. Scan the QR code and enter the code within the subsequent pop-up window.
Bonus 2: Set momentary password
Go to in-app settings > click on on Account > generate app password > enter your present password and confirm > create a short lived password. Note that the momentary passwords expire after one-hour.