As per the security terms, the year 2020 is not very well for Twitter, in this year Twitter’s security team facing a Twitter Bitcoin scam. This scam creates a lot of questions about to the security of Twitter and the biggest social media platform Twitter team now trying to recover from this major setback, the company has approached top-notch security professionals including Rinki Sethi and Peiter Zatko. Now the Twitter security team added support for hardware two-factor security keys across Android and iOS.
Protecting your account on all of your devices is important. We’ve updated two-factor authentication so you can now log in with your physical security key on Android and iOS, like on desktop. More on how to set up this added security for your account: https://t.co/c7hff75zQd
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) December 2, 2020
As per the report, the company has using hardware 2FA keys and that’s a great step to protect your accounts on the internet. The critical advantage of using hardware 2FA over traditional SMS 2FA is that you will no longer be vulnerable to SIM swap attacks, something even Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey couldn’t escape from. Other two-factor authentication methods on Twitter are text message (not recommended) and authenticator apps.
Included two-factor set-up in Twitter security line-up and it’s a very useful key to protect the web, thanks to WebAuthn protocol. Twitter has explored the feature of scope and it is currently available only for mobile users and this feature is undoubtedly a welcome addition by Twitter. If you don’t have a hardware security key and you want the key so you can buy it through Yubico, which is offering a $10 discount on their hardware 2FA solution Yubikey. You can use the code ‘TWITTER10’ during checkout to avail the discount.
How to enable the hardware 2FA?
- Open Twitter
- visit Settings
- Go to Privacy
- Two-factor authentication
- Enable Security key
If you want to disable this option you can follow the same steps above and disable the Security key but the Twitter security team advised you to do not follow this.