Twitter mentioned on Friday it’ll permit solely paid subscribers to make use of textual content messages as a two-factor authentication methodology to safe their accounts.
After March 20, “solely Twitter Blue subscribers will have the ability to use textual content messages as their two-factor authentication methodology,” the corporate tweeted.
Two-factor authentication, meant to make accounts safer, requires an account holder to make use of a second authentication methodology along with a password. Twitter permits 2FA by textual content message, authentication app and a safety key.
The corporate believes phone-number-based 2FA is being abused by “dangerous actors,” in line with a Wednesday weblog submit that the corporate’s tweet linked to.
Twitter proprietor Elon Musk tweeted “Yup” in reply to a person tweet that the corporate was altering coverage “as a result of Telcos Used Bot Accounts to Pump 2FA SMS,” and that the corporate was dropping $60 million a 12 months “on rip-off SMS.”
The blue examine mark, beforehand free for verified accounts of politicians, well-known personalities, journalists and different public figures, is now open to anybody ready to pay.
Final month, Twitter mentioned it will value Twitter Blue subscription for Android at $11 monthly, the identical as for iOS subscribers.