Official: Twitter will now cost for SMS two-factor authentication

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4 hours in the past, Platformer’s Zoe Schiffer tweeted a scoop: Twitter would start charging for SMS two-factor authentication.

Now, it’s official: It’s a must to pay for the privilege of utilizing Twitter’s worst type of authentication. In reality, for those who don’t begin paying for Twitter Blue ($eight a month on Android; $11 a month on iOS) or swap your account to make use of a much more dependable authenticator app or bodily safety key, Twitter will merely flip off your 2FA after March 20th.

I do know which one I’d select.

Good riddance to SMS is my feeling, given how widespread SIM swap hacks are lately. Heck, Twitter’s personal Jack Dorsey was efficiently focused by the method 4 years in the past. You don’t need somebody to get entry to your accounts by proving…

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