Twitter was atwitter yesterday with news of a big change to the site’s security protocols: users can now choose to enable two-factor authentication. That’s big news for everyone, even if you don’t use the social media site. After all, remember that fake tweet by a hacker that caused the stock market to briefly nosedive?
The new feature, which must be enabled by individual users, requires two steps to log in. You first enter your password (as always). Second, the system sends you a text message with a six-digit code that must be entered to get access to the account. It begs two very important questions: what about organizations and what about third-party tweeting apps?