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Posted On: 13 January 2014 05:55 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:50 pm

Ooredoo and Twitter Enhance User Security

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New Features EnableTwo-Step Authentification Log-in and Tweets via SMS Ooredoo today announced that it has enabled an online security feature for Twitter users, to enhance the safety and security of customers’ data. The company has also launched a new service enabling users to send tweets via SMS – a first for Qatar. By logging into their Twitter account from a laptop or PC, customers can enable the twitter login-verification service by securely registering a verified mobile phone number for their website account. This drastically reduces the chances of having personal information in online accounts breached, by offering another layer of security as well as a fixed password and username. The feature works by sending a short code via SMS whenever someone tries to log-in to the users’ website account, to the number registered in their account, which the customer must respond to in order to complete log-in process. To activate this feature, Twitter users need to visit the Twitter website and enter their mobile number into the “Mobile” section of “Settings,” then click the “Security” tab and select “Send Log-in Verification Request.” Since it launched the two-step log-in verification service, Twitter has only permitted a limited number of countries and operators to support this feature globally and Ooredoo, which has been in discussion with Twitter to enable the service since its launch, is the first in Qatar to offer the Two-Step Log-In verification. Ooredoo and Twitter have also enabled access to Twitter for Mobile, meaning users can now tweet, receive and reply to Tweets via SMS. Twitter for Mobile is available by accessing the “Mobile” section under ‘Settings’ on a Twitter website account. Customers can simply add their Ooredoo mobile number to their account and verify this number by sending an SMS to the short code with the keyword “Go” when prompted. All SMS sent via Twitter will be charged at the standard SMS rate. For more information, customers can visit - ILQ News -