Twitter implements system that identifies suspicious login behavior

Share this article:

Seeking to better protect user accounts, Twitter has implemented a system that identifies suspicious login behavior by analyzing location data, the device being used and login history, according to a Thursday post by Mollie Vandor, product manager with Twitter.

Whenever a login attempt is deemed suspicious, Twitter will only grant access to the account after the user answers a unique question that only they will know, according to Vandor, who added that an email will be sent to alert users that unusual activity has been detected.

Vandor also announced that Twitter implemented a new password reset process.

Now, when users lose or forget their Twitter passwords, they can choose to send the reset information to any email address or phone number associated with the account, according to Vandor, who added that the process has been improved for iOS and Android devices, as well.

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of SC Magazine to post a comment.

Sign up to our newsletters

TOP COMMENTS

More in News

Hackers grab email addresses of CurrentC pilot participants

Hackers grab email addresses of CurrentC pilot participants

Although the hack didn't breach the mobile payment app itself, consumer confidence may be shaken.

Operators disable firewall features to increase network performance, survey finds

Operators disable firewall features to increase network performance, ...

McAfee found that 60 percent of 504 surveyed IT professionals prioritize security as the primary driver of network design.

PCI publishes guidance on security awareness programs

PCI publishes guidance on security awareness programs

The guidance, developed by a PCI Special Interest Group, will help merchants educate staff on protecting cardholder data.