Twitter introduces a new security feature via SMS
Micro blogging site Twitter on Thursday introduced a new feature that should avoid hacking and other forms of stealing on its network. The social network which is based in San Francisco, California has come up with a new way to reset password for Twitter accounts -- via SMS or text message using a mobile phone.
Similar to Facebook's, Twitter allows the new reset feature by linking your phone number to your account. Users will be required to log in to their account and edit the settings. In that, users can associate their mobile phones with Twitter, and after submitting their phone number, then the service will send a computer-generated SMS as notification.
To request a password reset with the phone number linked to the account, account holders will only visit the log in page and click the forgot password link located on the page. The Twitter's e-mail notification for resetting password is still available, and probably the most popular as of today.
The new feature not only add security on accounts, but it will also give the company some data to analyze Twitter login attempts. And as mentioned by the company's article post, the company’s security team with their high-tech systems will now "looking at things like location, device being used and login history — and identifies suspicious behavior" on logins, and implement actions if needed, or if they think the account has been compromised.