Passwords are far from being the most secure way of protecting your online accounts. They are still necessary but nowadays we’re starting to see how passwords are being supplemented with other security features, such as biometrics or two-factor authentication, where a one-time generated code is sent to a verified device like your smartphone.
The good news for Twitter users who would like a more secure way of logging onto the platform, the company has announced that they will now start to support the use of logins using USB security keys, such as the Yubikey which is starting to gain an increased amount of support from companies such as Mozilla.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Twitter is using other forms of security to help protect accounts of its users. Twitter also offers support for third-party apps such as Google Authenticator and Duo Mobile, but the upside to USB keys is that even if your phone is not on you you will still be able to login. If this sounds like something you want to take advantage of, head on over to Twitter’s support page where you will be able to find the instructions on how to set it up which appears to be a rather straightforward and simple process.