Defend against attacks on Twitter
February 9th, 2013
In our research, we found the following ways to defend against attacks on your Twitter account.
- Use a strong password that includes at least one number, one symbol, and combines upper and lower case letters.
- Use a password that is longer than eight characters and do not use a word that can be found in the dictionary.
- Don’t use the same password for different websites, if someone guesses one password they could get into all of your accounts.
- Don’t give your password away.
- Revoke connections to third-party applications that you don’t trust. You can view your Twitter third-party applications on the apps section under settings.
- Regularly scan your computer and mobile devices for viruses.
- Be suspicious of unusual direct messages with links.
- Keep your browser up-to-date.
- When visiting a link sent over social networks, be aware of the URL that the link takes you to. If the page shows a Twitter or Facebook login, make sure the URL isn’t tvvitter.com, faceb00k.com, or a similar variant.
Tell us about your methods for creating great passwords. Let us know in the comments section.