In just two weeks, the ban on SMS two-factor authentication for non-subscribers on Twitter will go into effect, a move blasted by the majority of the security community.

While Twitter CEO Elon Musk has defended the move as a way to protect user security, most leaders aren’t buying it.

“Just from a purely pragmatic standpoint, this is basically stripping away the lowest threshold of 2FA out there without any sort of viable or easy replacement,” Andrew Shikiar, executive director of the FIDO Alliance, told SC Media.


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