With Twitter security keys can be used as the only 2FA method
With Twitter security keys can be used as the only 2FA method

Twitter Inc announced a future update so that accounts compatible with 2FA can use a passkey as the only authentication method and disable all other login methods.

Currently, you can use the security key to log into your Twitter account. However, you need to activate other 2FA methods (like the Authenticator app or SMS code) as a backup.

Although authentication apps like Google Authenticator or Authy are more secure than SMS codes from 2FA, Security Keys (physical keys connected to a computer via USB or Bluetooth) are the most secure way to protect personal information. Online accounts.

Users do not need to enter codes that could be intercepted by malicious third parties or provide Twitter with other personal information (such as phone numbers) to link them to their accounts.

Twitter also said: In addition to using other 2FA methods, it also allows multiple security keys per account since previously only one key per account was allowed.

Last December, Twitter announced that it would add support for security keys for accounts that support 2FA authentication when users log into its mobile app.

Twitter said: Use multiple security keys to protect your account. You can now use multiple physical keys to register and log in using your mobile phone and the Internet.

2FA is another level of security for Twitter accounts that requires users to use a security key or enter a passcode after entering a password in order to authenticate successfully.

This ensures that only the owner can log in and prevents malicious attempts to control the account by guessing or resetting the password.

Although some influential Twitter accounts were hijacked last year despite enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) after an attacker gained access to the internal management system, users still had to enable two-factor authentication to better protect against less complex hacking. Try to avoid this.

To enable two-factor authentication using a Twitter account, you must first go to the account menu, then go to settings and privacy, security and account access, and then enable the two-factor authentication option.

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