Twitter implements system that identifies suspicious login behavior

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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.

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