Beefing Up Your Twitter Account's Security

People should always take care of everything they own. This, of course, includes social network accounts. These in particular need extra care, especially when we need these accounts to access the many things offered by social media. They should be wary of hackers looking for accounts to steal. Worse, they are very much capable of using just about any method to take your account right from under your nose.
    Like most network services, Twitter uses a Password Retrieval system to help users access their account if they ever lose their password. This is something hackers can use to their advantage. They would use the Password Retrieval system and type in your Twitter username or email to send a password reset request to your email. If they manage to find and hack into your email address, consider your Twitter account stolen, as they take over your account and set a new password using the link from the reset request, preventing you from ever accessing it again.

So what can you do?
    Luckily for everyone, there is a way to for you to improve your password’s protection from these nefarious methods. Doing this is very simple; what you do is to make it so that Twitter will ask you for more personal information other than your username whenever you want to ask for your password.
You can also link your mobile phone to your account by adding your mobile phone number to the Twitter password settings. Twitter will then ask for a confirmation code that will be sent to your mobile phone. This makes it so that you can’t change your password unless you add that confirmation code. After linking your phone, you can customize it so that your phone can receive notifications concerning your password.

How does this help?
    Making it so that Twitter will ask you personal information, as well as a code gotten from your phone number, helps a lot with protecting from hackers. Hackers don’t know a lot about the person their hacking. Not only that, Twitter will also ask for your mobile number, which is also something hackers wouldn’t know. The password reset link would only be available if the mobile number is entered, after which, you will receive the reset link on either your email or your mobile phone, depending on which you chose. For convenience’s sake, you can go with the email option, but the mobile phone option is regarded to be safer. Either way, you can always just use your phone to access Twitter.

A few things to keep in mind
    Here are a couple of things to keep in mind, not only about Twitter, but also about the internet in general:
Be careful when using your password in third-party or non-legit sites; you can get hacked from such sites.
Don’t be specific with your tweets; it can invite trouble in real life.
Never share too much about yourself online.
Never tweet about any security changes you made on your account; people are not supposed to know about those, after all.
Hackers tend to try and guess your password first; make your password a strong one, preferably something only you would know.

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