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After the CEO was hacked, Twitter disabled the ability to post tweets via SMS.

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2019/9/5 10:00:30     readed:818


It is understood that tweeting via SMS was an important function in the early days of Twitter, but now it is more like a legacy function, because most users use it.cellphoneApp publish tweets. But no matter what, this feature still exists.

Problems can occur when someone's cell phone number is stolen. Nowadays, hackers are increasingly using this technology to attack accounts because telephone operators tend to pay little attention to proper security of accounts. And that's what happened to Twitter CEO last Friday. When hackers get his number, they can text in his username and even log in to his account.

Twitter says the goal of closing this feature is to protect users'accounts. The company also blames mobile operators for the need to address loopholes that allow such abuse. In addition, Twitter said it needed to improve its dual authentication system, which also relies on text messages, so it might suffer the same harm.

It seems that Twitter is going to turn off this tweet feature via SMS in most countries. However, Twitter pointed out that it will soon re-launch the function in a market that relies on SMS for reliable communication, and will also develop a long-term strategy for this function, as to what is not disclosed.

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