Twitter password security could be changing, especially for corporate accounts staffed by multiple employees and teams.
The Mitro Labs team confirmed the news in a blog post on Thursday.
Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
The Mitro Labs team won't be traveling far as they will soon be folded into Twitter’s location team in New York to work on a "variety of geo-related projects."
As it closes up the existing shop, Mitro Labs will be open sourcing all of its server and client code on GitHub while also receiving assistance from the Electronic Frontier Foundation to transition Mitro's password manager into a community-run project.
Twitter itself has stepped up password security in the past, especially after finding itself, sometimes affecting select accounts (i.e., media and news outlets) or vast swaths of its global membership base.
, Twitter added two-factor authentication, similar to models employed already by Google and Facebook.
With that extra precaution, Twitter users can access their security settings to opt in for a verification code to be sent via SMS upon each login.
the social network also published its fifth transparency report in the last two years, this time chiefly lamenting that it hasn't been able to get anywhere in pushing its agenda for further transparency with government agencies.