Security minded folks are saying it's time for Twitter to implement two-step (or two-factor) authentication, a topic brought into focus by recent hacks of Associated Press and CBS Twitter accounts that caused quite a bit of mischief. Twitter is planning to do this, following in the footsteps of Google, Microsoft, etc. but does not have any announcement on the timetable just yet.
Whether Twitter will release the feature for all users or just those with Verified accounts, or for those who pass a certain threshold of followers remains to be seen. But McAfee's Siciliano says that everyone should get into the practice of using the two-step setting.
"I think that it would be good training for everyone to do it," he said. "The majority of our accounts are going to have two-factor. Twitter, being for most people non-essential, would be a good place for people to adopt it."Yahoo! News