NEW DELHI: In order to add an extra layer of security, microblogging website Twitter has announced that it will enable users to use security keys as the only authentication method. The company has also revealed that users can also enrol for multiple hardware security keys for logging in.
Twitter already allows users to enable two-factor authentication for secure logins. Users can use a security key to sign in to their accounts, but first they have to turn on 2FA methods like SMS code.
Twitter Support posted a tweet in which it revealed about this security update. The tweet reads, “Secure your account (and that alt) with multiple security keys. Now you can enroll and log in with more than one physical key on both mobile and web.
And coming soon: the option to add and use security keys as your only authentication method, without any other methods turned on.”
Many companies feel that hardware security keys are more secure as compared to the conventional process of authentication. Moreover, the use of hardware keys also frees the user from entering any code or OTP and it also makes the process of hacking difficult.
Twitter has not yet revealed as to when it will introduce the support for hardware security keys.
A report by CNET also suggests that the inclusion of hardware keys by Twitter will also eliminate the need of a password.
Last week, Twitter started rolling out a Clubhouse-like service called Spaces for Android and iOS smartphone users. Apart from real-time audio conversations, Spaces also offers reaction emojis, ability to share Tweets, early versions of automatic captions and more. Also note that Spaces are public and appear in the Fleetline at the top of the users timeline who follows someone who has created one.
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