Twitter is a very popular social media platform with millions of users and it’s a great way to stay in touch with friends and family. It’s also a great way for businesses to connect with consumers. Unfortunately, where there is technology, there are also people who seek out ways to gather your personal information to use for their personal gain. Whether it’s scammers or hackers, you need to protect your information from these people on both personal and business accounts.
One of the first things that you need to do is come up with a good strong password. You hear this all time, even on the news. You’re always being told not to use something that is easy to figure out such as your birthday, social security number or even your home address. However, a lot of people ignore these warnings either because they don’t believe anything will happen to them or simply because it’s so much easier to use something you’ll remember.
Nevertheless, this practice leaves you vulnerable to those who wish hack into your account and steal your personal information. Don’t be the person that wishes you had listen and go ahead and change that password now and increase your protection. Below are a couple more ways you can protect your Twitter account.
Be Careful What You Tweet
When posting tweets, make sure you’re not giving out too much information. As a business you want to create tweets that get users attention but you don’t want to give out any type of information that the wrong person could use to cause problems for your company. If you have a personal account, don’t give out your address and then tell everyone you’re leaving for a week’s vacation in the Bahamas. That’s just asking for trouble.
Another thing to be aware of are links that you don’t recognize. If you don’t know where it comes from, don’t click on it. This rule is a little more difficult for business accounts because your goal is to encourage more people to follow you, so you want to connect with anyone you can but you still need to be careful.
Only Use a Secure Login Site
When logging into your Twitter account you want to make sure you’re signing in by using the official login page. It’s easy to find out if that is what you’re using and it only take a few seconds. Look at the URL in the browser bar. If it says, “https://twitter.com/login”, then you’re good to go. If it has anything else, then you don’t want to risk signing in using that page. It’s a good possibility that it’s a fake login page and as soon as you enter your username and password, you’ve just handed over your information to your Twitter account for someone else to use.
Anytime you use a public library or a computer other than your own, always sign out of your account. If you don’t and that computer stored your information, the next person to use the computer will have access to your account. These tips may seem simple but they can help to protect your Twitter account. When using Twitter or any other social media platform for personal use or for business, always take steps to protect your account. Taking a few extra steps now can save you a lot of problems in the future.Share