In the last hours, a Twitch security gap has taken place that puts the personal passwords of all users with a certain danger to the platform, whether or not content creators. Experts recommend changing password and activating double authentication to minimize possible damage after data filtration: although initially, there is not much to worry about, since we, as users, are not the goal of this situation and our information does not interest to hackers.
But, beyond that, we will sleep more calm if We changed the Twitch password , to avoid major evils. It is better to prevent, than being confident. You have to follow the steps below.
Start the Twitch account on the device you prefer and log in normally – in this point you can go through the fast track and give I forgot my password to receive a new one in the email.
If you have the open session, you have to click on your username, which is usually at the top right of the screen.
In the drop-down menu click on Settings
There you will have to look for security and privacy
Then you will find the Password option and change password
After this, you just have to choose the new keyword, to be able to be uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols. But do not forget it!
How to activate double authentication
You may want to reinforce the security of the account even more, seen what was seen. For that, you can also use the double authentication factor. That although it is more uncomfortable when logging in, it will give you the peace of mind that no one who will not be will use the account. These are the steps to follow:
Click on your profile picture located in the upper right corner
Go to the configuration section
Once there, go to the Security and Privacy tab that you will see at the top.
In the Security section, just below where you can change the password, you will see Configure two-factory authentication . Click there.
Below you will ask for your mobile phone number. Once put, give it to continue.
A SMS will come with a 7-digit code you will receive on your phone. Simply, put it in the twitch section where you have come to complete the operation.