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Twitter Updates iOS And Android Apps With Login Verification Via Push And In-App Approvals

on August 7, 2013

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Twitter has just posted an update to its blog detailing new security updates rolling out via iOS and Android mobile app updates today, which include the ability to use login verification and approve login requests direct from your mobile device. Twitter announced SMS-based login verification (a form of two-factor authentication) in May, but now you don’t need to supply a phone number as push notifications and app alerts can do everything you need.

This means that countries that were previously left out of the SMS verification program due to geographic limits can now step up to two-factor, which means everyone with an active connection and access to the official Twitter app on Android or iOS can participate. When a login is attempted and the option is enabled by a user, they’ll get a push notification alerting them to the login attempt and asking them to approve it. To prevent being…

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