Protect your Twitter and LinkedIn Accounts with Two-Step Verification
In June 2012, LinkedIn was maliciously hacked, resulting in millions of compromised passwords, and a deflated sense of security among LinkedIn's members. In response, LinkedIn, as well as Twitter, have taken steps to improve the security of their accounts, including an optional two-step verification process.
Twitter made the first move by offering two-step verification in May 2013, one month after The Associated Press’ Twitter account was compromised. LinkedIn followed suit, offering this enhanced security measure about a week later. Two-step verification involves receiving a numerical code via text message to use for your log in (in addition to your username and password).
Twitter: “Settings” -> “Account” -> “Account Security” -> Click the “Require a Verification Code When I Sign In” box
LinkedIn: “Privacy and Settings” -> “Account” -> “Manage Security Settings” -> Click the “Turn on Two-step Verification” box
After turning on the verification, a code will be sent to your mobile phone. Enter this code the next time you access your account. LinkedIn will send you a code every time you sign in with an unrecognized device, while Twitter will require a new code upon every login. It does require a bit of extra effort, but protecting your online presence is worth it!
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