Twitter stops tweeting the service via SMS
NEW DELHI: Twitter It has stopped the service that allowed users to post tweets through text messages, just a few days after CEO Jack Dorsey's account was hacked by a method called sim jacking.
The exchange of simulation or simulation is a form of identity theft that can lead people not only to lose access to their social media accounts, but can also compromise a person's bank accounts and other confidential information.
“We’re temporarily turning off the ability to Tweet via SMS, or text message, to protect people’s accounts,” the microblogging site announced on Thursday through a tweet posted around 1.10 am from the verified handle @ Twitter Support.
He added that he is taking the step due to the vulnerabilities that must be addressed by mobile phone operators and our dependence on having a linked telephone number for two-factor authentication (we are working to improve this).
On Saturday, Dorsey’s account was “compromised” and a series of racist and offensive tweets were posted from his handle. The microblogging site had admitted that the number “associated with Dorsey's account was compromised due to a security oversight by the mobile provider" leading to the hack. The method “transfers” an existing phone number into a new sim card. In Dorsey's case, hackers took control of his number and posted tweets via text messages directly on his Twitter account.
Twitter has also said that they will reactivate the service in markets that depend on SMS for reliable communication soon while it works on a long-term strategy for this feature.