Twitter aims to become safer with two-step sign-in

Users can now have a code sent to their mobile phones to log in

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service |  Internet

The server-side engineering work required to roll out login verification has cleared the path for Twitter to release more security enhancements in the future, O'Leary said.

There is some concern that while login verification on Twitter is a critical feature, the site still needs to ensure that it is actually used.

"This is a big, and overdue, step by Twitter ... but it's only half the battle," said Ken Pickering, development manager of security intelligence at CORE Security. "The hard part is convincing people to use it."

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

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