Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about multifactor authentication, especially with Twitter. Multifactor Authentication refers to the requirement of two or more pieces of information needed before allowing access to a specific account.
Adding another step to authentication, it’s requiring the user to not only enter a password, but also input another piece or more of information. Many example include inputting a username and password, plus maybe a code or other piece of pertinent information each time at logon.
Although this is a good security method, by providing another barrier to entry, it will probably not prove perfect. But, at least it is something to get us by in security, till a more strengthened solution comes along. We just need to get rid of the weak password encryption we have now, and get something better.
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From spam to ham, Twitter deals with a lot of security issues on a daily basis. What about viruses/malware? I’m sure, yes. But, more importantly: account security. What do Twitter users need? Security assurance!
Therefore, Twitter is developing and perfecting a two-factor authentication method that will allow Twitter to not only ask for a password, but also a different credential to be sure of who is accessing your account.
From recent issues with Twitter accounts being hacked, it is best to have this in place, before it happens to other high profile organizations. Some of the recent organizations hacked were high profile including the Associated Press‘s account, CBS 60 Minutes account, and the BBC’s account.
Expect a shift in all online high profile websites switching to two-factor authentication. Apparently, it is the go-to emergency security solution.