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Twitter Might Boost Security With Two-Level Authentication

February 5, 2013
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Shortly after a hacker attack compromised the accounts of some 250,000 users, Twitter is looking into enhancing its users’ security by adding two-level authentication, The Guardian reports. The news comes from a Twitter job posting. The company is looking for a software engineer that would "design and develop user-facing security features such as multifactor authentication and fraudulent login detection." The job posting itself doesn't mean that Twitter will launch the feature soon (or ever), but given the number of high-profile hacker attacks on Twitter users, it would probably be a wise move....

 

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