Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)’s New Password Management Guidelines


Dallas, Texas 05/09/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) now implements its new guidelines for its user password management. Even as the hacker threats move forth unabated the company announced 2 improvements to the account security. The 1st is a more stream-lined password-reset process, and the 2nd needs enhanced identification & blocking of any suspicious logins. This new system, with a goal of much easier access, now allows users to pick the email-address or the phone number that is associated with the account & then specify where exactly they want Twitter to send the reset information. This now addresses the problems that users had whenever they reset their passwords after they changed their phone.

Account security

A major part of this improvement comes from protecting the user account from suspicious login attempts. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) claims that they have created a new system to now analyze  login attempts by just  looking at the information like the location, the device that is being used, and the login history, flagging the attempts that do not  meet all the established patterns. When this system identifies any suspicious login attempt, the site asks some challenge questions. Twitter Inc also sends an email to alert that user if any unusual activity has been detected & the users can then change their password if they feel they want to. 

Late preventive methods

Observers also note that these are very necessary changes, but it might also be too late a fix.  TNW technology correspondent wrote that this is something the company should have had in place a long time ago. It also offers the best practices in password security that should be read if a user account has been hacked. The company has been involved in many security-related issues in the past and is now just making an attempt to fix those issues and hopefully it will prevent these kinds of problems arising in the future.

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