Detailed within a post on the official Twitter blog, developers at the social network have added two new features that are both designed to increase the security of accounts. First, the new notification feature will fire off an email if Twitter detectsÂ suspicious activity when an account is accessed. According to the development team, Twitter looks at login history, location of the login and the device being used to access the account. To combat this, Twitter has added an identity verification step that should halt access of the account if the authorized user only has a password on hand.
In addition, Twitter will send an email to the owner of the account when suspicious activity has been detected. This should help reduce the number of accounts that get hijacked every day in order to send out spam filled tweets or private messages.