Twitter adds new password security options for accounts

There's a lot of people who have Twitter accounts and that also gives hackers more and more targets to take over accounts via various means. Today, Twitter announced some new options for users to keep their password secure, along with their own proactive measures to detect suspicious logins.

The company's official blog states that iOS and Android device owners can now quickly reset their Twitter password by sending their new login details via a text message or an email. Twitter says, "That way, whether you’ve recently changed your phone number, or are traveling with limited access to your devices, or had an old email address connected to your Twitter account, you’ve got options."

Perhaps more importantly, Twitter is now scanning login attempts on accounts from now on. These scans use things like a login's location, the device being used and a Twitter account's prior history to detect possible suspicious behavior.

If the scan does find something that is out of place, Twitter will then send out a message with a question that only the account holder should know the answer to in order to verify it is not being used by unauthorized persons. An email will also be sent to the same user account if anything odd has been detected so they have the option of changing their password.

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