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Twitter now has a two-step verification process as a way to “better protect your Twitter account,” the company announced in a May 22 blogpost.

Users who opt into that extra verification step will first log in with a password and then enter in a “verification code” sent to a phone.

As Twitter explained, the move is in response to hacking of Twitter accounts.

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According to Mashable, anyone using the “login verification” has to type in that second “verification code” with each log in.

Some recent Twitter hacks have included The Associated Press, CBS News, The BBC, The Guardian, and The AFP.

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