In addition to your standard text-based password, Twitter reveals that it will now send a secondary password to your mobile device too – you have to know the usual password and possess the correct device in order to log in to an account.
This is already a standard with Google services and will go far to get Twitter up to date in terms of security.
Here's how to get your account up to date:
"To get started, visit your account settings page, and select the option “Require a verification code when I sign in”. You’ll need a confirmed email address and a verified phone number. After a quick test to confirm that your phone can receive messages from Twitter, you’re ready to go."
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