Twitter accounts are getting hacked left and right. On Monday, it was Burger King. Before that, it was the Westboro Baptist Church (Admittedly, they deserved it). And before that, it was us and Mat Honan. Hacks will always happen, but this is dumb because Twitter could make this all go away. Forever. All we need is two-factor authentication and it’s insane we haven’t gotten it yet. Twitter is fun, and plenty of us go there to goof around, but it’s not all puns and jokes. Twitter has been the platform for all kinds of breaking news. It’s home to tons of verified personalities, news outlets, companies, and a whole variety of organizational mouthpieces. In many ways, it’s become the defacto town square of the Internet, where news, opinion, and conversation spread like wild-fire.
To Stop Hacks, Twitter Needs Two-Step Verification
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).