Twitter recently announced that more than 250,000 accounts had been compromised on their social network. All compromised accounts have been locked at the moment and Twitter plans to send out individualized e-mails to each account holder to warn them but in the meantime everyone is being encouraged to change their password. This isn’t the first time a social network has been hacked, and it won’t be the last, but Twitter was quick to alert the users in question and the public.
What can you do to protect your Twitter account?
We’ve covered how to create a secure username and password.
We’ve also covered how to use security questions to protect an account.
We’ve gone over using KeePass, one of the best password managers out there.
When it comes to social networking in particular, you want to ensure you are using a separate password from anything else you do online.
By protecting your Twitter account to the best of your ability, you can do what’s in your power to keep your account safe.
Are social networks truly safe from hackers?
Twitter did nothing wrong it seems in the approach to password encryption and security on their site. Sometimes these things happen whether it’s a social network, a gaming web site or even your banking information. When hackers are determined, they find ways to make things happen. Only by doing your best to prevent your account from being hacked in conjunction with a social network like Twitter can you do everything in your power to stay protected.