Twitter is a great platform for a number of things. It can be used to advertise, to communicate with people you normally couldn’t talk to, or can even be used as a public journal (“Dear world, I woke up today! #noonecares”).
Twitter is everywhere and more and more people are using it every day. The problem with Twitter is that it’s public, and unless your account is totally private, anything you say can be read by anyone with access to Twitter. Because of this, getting an account hacked can be a very serious problem. One bad tweet can ruin a person or a company’s credibility and reputation. Twitter accounts get hacked all the time. No need worry, you’re not alone! Check out these three Twitter security tips to keep your account secure:
- Use a strong password. A strong password is very important, use a mix of symbols, lowercase and uppercase letters. Make sure that your password has at least 10 characters, the longer the password the better.
- Make sure you’re on the real Twitter. There are plenty of websites out there that try to look like Twitter to steal your password. Make sure you are really on twitter before entering you information by checking the URL. If there is anything before the first “dot” in www.twitter.com, you found yourself an imposter!
- Don’t give your password away to a third party. Twitter will never ask you for your password beyond the login stage, so don’t give it out. There are plenty of scams out there that will try to take your password.
If you think your account has been hacked or compromised, contact twitter at https://support.twitter.com and they can assist you with changing your password. Twitter is a great tool to use, but just like anything else, it has its downsides. Avoid getting your account hacked by following these three easy tips to Twitter security bliss.
Do you know an additional tip for keeping your Twitter account secure? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
By the lotus823 Interns. At lotus823, our interns support the agency’s integrated marketing efforts through their work on public relations, social media and search engine optimization initiatives. These students manage the intern Twitter account, craft creative social media content and draft engaging blog posts for a variety of consumer electronic and lifestyle clients. Follow the lotus823 interns at: @lotus823_intern. Read other posts by the lotus823 Interns.