How to keep your twitter account safe from hackers?
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We have all heard about the Twitter tragedy that happened to Burger King – they were hacked by the ‘experts’ who praised their competition, (McDonalds) and made them look bad. Luckily for Burger King, though, Twitter blocked the account and informed the authorities as well as customer alike… However the damage was done, and in public, on a social platform.So although you can feel sorry for Burger King, what’s done is done, and as the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Here are a few steps you can take to keep your Twitter account safe from hackers.
Here’s what you need to ensure:
1.Have a strong password :
Weak passwords make it easy for anyone to hack into an account within a few tries; so not taking precautions to have a strong password is almost as if you want someone to hack your account.
Hackers generally go through their targets’ Facebook pages and scourge through their interests. So having a pet’s name or your favorite sport teams’ names as passwords is generally a bad idea.
Choose a strong alphanumeric password that has a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers to generate a strong password.
2.Enable two-step security: Twitter has introduced a two-factor authentication where you will receive an SMS when another person accesses your account. This way, you are notified when a potential hacker is getting to work.
To activate this go to your Twitter settings > Settings > Security and Privacy > and in Login Verification, enable the ‘Send login verification requests to my phone’. This provides another layer to stop the hacker by putting a few roadblocks in their way.
3.Limit the number who access the account:It’s easily possible that the credentials to your Twitter account gets passed around to many employees who manage your brand’s account. Limiting this number to a carefully-selected few ensures that there are not many chances to slip up security-wise.
4.Don’t click on suspicious links:Yes, it’s good to use hashtags to make your brand shine, but too many of them in a single post can make your message read as a spam that will tune out your audience. As we’ve spoken in our earlier post, it’s always best to stick to less than three hashtags in a post.