Twitter two-step authorization implemented

After a series of high-profile hacking incidents that impacted several major brands, including the Associated Press, Jeep and Burger King, Twitter implemented new security procedures Wednesday to help people protect their accounts.

Known as two-step authentication, Twitter users will now have to pass through extra measures to access their account. After signing in with your user name and password, you'll be directed to enter a six-digit code that's sent to your phone when you try to log in.

Users can choose to enable or disable two-step verification on their account settings page.

On April 23, someone gained unauthorized access to the Twitter page of the Associated Press and tweeted that an explosion had taken place at the White House. Two months earlier, the account of fast-food chain Burger King was compromised as well.