Tutorial: Twitter 2-factor authentication, step-by-step

Summary:Making sure you keep your Twitter account safe is incredibly important. This step-by-step, screenshot-by-screenshot article by our own David Gewirtz should make it easier to be safer.

Setting up iPhone-based app verification

Now, let's switch over to the iPhone. I'll take you as far as I can given that I don't have a phone number associated with this old, retired phone. I now use it as an iPod touch to do bedtime reading. It rocks for Kindle reading. Let's get started, though, getting you up to speed.

Open your Twitter app, Tap the Me icon on the bottom, and then the gear icon in the middle of the screen.

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Tap settings:

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Tap your user account:

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Scroll all the way down to the bottom and tap Security.

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Finally, turn on Login verification and follow the prompts.

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This is as far as I can take you on the iPhone. The rest should be pretty obvious. Congratulate yourself on protecting your Twitter account. It's important that you do this. Make sure to tell your friends as well.

By the way, I'm doing more updates on Twitter and Facebook than ever before. Be sure to follow me on Twitter at @DavidGewirtz and on Facebook at Facebook.com/DavidGewirtz.

Topics: Security

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In addition to hosting the ZDNet Government and ZDNet DIY-IT blogs, CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz is an author, U.S. policy advisor and computer scientist. He is featured in The History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets, is one of America's foremost cyber-security experts, and is a top expert on savi... Full Bio

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