To Stop Hacks, Twitter Needs Two-Step Verification


TwitterTwitter accounts are getting hacked left and right. On Monday, it was Burger King. Before that, it was the Westboro Baptist Church (Admittedly, they deserved it). And before that, it was us and Mat Honan. Hacks will always happen, but this is dumb because Twitter could make this all go away. Forever. All we need is two-factor authentication and it’s insane we haven’t gotten it yet. Twitter is fun, and plenty of us go there to goof around, but it’s not all puns and jokes. Twitter has been the platform for all kinds of breaking news. It’s home to tons of verified personalities, news outlets, companies, and a whole variety of organizational mouthpieces. In many ways, it’s become the defacto town square of the Internet, where news, opinion, and conversation spread like wild-fire.

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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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