What to Do When Your Twitter Account Gets Hacked

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What to Do When Your Twitter Account Gets Hacked

 

If you have a Twitter account or any other type of social media, chances are either you or someone you know has had their account hacked. Many people Hack Twitter for a variety of reasons and is good to know how and why it happens to prevent yourself being the next victim!

Make sure to use secure passwords and two step authentication

People who Hack Twitter use many of the same tricks to get into your account. The #1 most important part of good cyber security is to use a secure password that is difficult, if not impossible, to guess or hack into. Many “mastermind” hackers are able to gain access to your Twitter account simply by guessing simple passwords or password questions. There are few keys to choosing an unhackable password: complexity and usability. A secure password, according to many who Hack Twitter, is complex using a series of numbers and letters (both upper and lower case) as well as is something you can easily remember and use. Think Password-123-jogger versus password. These small tweaks can make your account much more secure. In additional to changing your password to something more complex, usable and secure, also make sure you are taking advantage of the two step authentication that Twitter offers. This stops a lot of people who Hack Twitter in their tracks. This is a feature for people who use Twitter on their mobile devices that just adds an extra step before someone is allowed to hack into your account.

Monitor for shortened links and URL when logging in and use security protocols

People who Hack Twitter will tell you this is one of the most common ways to trick you into giving up your login information. If a link looks odd to you, is too short or just seems “wrong,” don’t use it to log in.  It’s ok to be paranoid – this will save your account from being hacked. It’s the same with checking any and all URL links before using them to log in. …

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