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Tips and tricks to protect Twitter account; just do this to avert loss

Know 5 simple and easy tips and tricks to protect Twitter account from hackers.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:08 IST
Secure your Twitter account with these tips and tricks.  (REUTERS)
Secure your Twitter account with these tips and tricks.  (REUTERS)

Has your Twitter account ever been hacked? If not then you're lucky because it sucks! With people being more active on social media, it has become easy for cyber criminals to hack social media handles and misuse it for various purposes. The thing that makes it easy for hackers to hack into your Twitter account is the weak password that you use among other things. Hence, it becomes very necessary to protect your Twitter account and prevent such attacks. So, if you don't want to get hacked, here are the top 5 tips and tricks to protect Twitter account. 

1. Create strong passwords 

Create a password that comprises at least 10 characters by mixing numerals, symbols , uppercase and lowercase letters. Though it is actually tough to use a different password for each website and email, it is the best way to protect Twitter account. However, often people use pet names, their own names, or numerals like 12345, these are strictly off limits. In fact, many times people even use their Horoscope or Zodiac signs like, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo etc.- that too is a bad idea. 

2. Use login verification 

Don't just rely on your password! Opt for 2-step verification provided by Twitter to make sure only you access your account. Every time you try to login, Twitter will send a verification code to access your Twitter account. Failing to verify the security code will deny your access to the account. Use your Security settings on Twitter to activate the verification requests. 

3. Watch out for suspicious links 

Always make sure you're actually on before you login to your account. Cyber criminals often create such similar looking URLs to steal users' data. 

4. Keep your computer system updated 

Make sure your computer, laptop, mobile phone or operating system is up to date with the most recent patches, upgrades and anti-virus software. 

5. Beware of phishing 

Be alerted when someone tries to trick you into giving up your Twitter or email username and password. Don't share your login information to any suspicious website as hackers usually do so to send out spam to all your followers from your account. They try to trick you with a link that goes to a fake login page.

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First Published Date: 19 Feb, 20:18 IST