After a big data leak due to a bug, Twitter is now asking 330 million users to change the password in urgent. The bug created hashing process failure ”that allows password in random letters and numbers” created username and password stored in an internal log.
We recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We fixed the bug and have no indication of a breach or misuse by anyone. As a precaution, consider changing your password on all services where you’ve used this password. https://t.co/RyEDvQOTaZ
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 3, 2018
Changing password for Twitter is easy and there are many ways to secure Twitter account which will help you in the additional security of your account. These security measures are up to that level if someone wants to change your password they can’t be able to do so.
For this users must know about this additional security features. Check out them below:
5 ways to secure your twitter account
1. Randomly change your Twitter password
Users must require updating old password with the new password at least from every 3 months. To change password go to settings and then password. Click here to directly change your password. If you had not change the password for a while do it now, here?
Using a password manager is the best way to have a strong password because known words are easy to hack by hackers. So, use a password manager to update the password.
But as the generated password from password manager is hard to remember, you must fulfill all these password strengths to create your own password.
To know more about data privacy and how to keep your private data safe, check out this.
2. Two-factor authentication
Regularly opening your account from single login credentials? If yes, your account is unsafe and may be easy to hack by hackers and private data may lead to being stolen.
Setting up Two-factor authentication is always easy and doesn’t require much time. It is one of the best ways to move safely.
To set up Two-factor authentication, click on settings and then account. Here you will find security head and under that head Step up login verification.
Two-factor authentication required two-step login and using OTP for login as the second step or else security questions.
3. Use 3rd party application
As very fewer people know that Twitter allows 3rd party applications like Authy to secure your twitter handle more safely and conveniently. Using this application is safer than Two-factor authentication. The reason behind this is that Authy uses 2FA for security.
TechApprise also recommends using this step considering a trusted site.
4. Keep an eye on Account Activity and Connected Apps
It is necessary to keep an eye on account activity and connected apps. This helps users to know their account activity and if any such activity found by the user that is not done by them, password updating is suggested.
The user also has a constant look at apps that are login to Twitter account and type of details they are using.
Allowing personal details is not suggested.
5. Change password of other accounts
If you come across of hack, we suggested you change the password for other social as well as private accounts as well. The reason behind this is that hackers normally use hacked credentials to breach passwords of other accounts.
Most of the users also use the same password to login to every account or they slightly change the password to login other accounts. This creates an easy task for hackers.
TechApprise suggests you update password of each account and that too different for each.
This is all from our side. You got knowledge about the security of other sites too plus password validation of every account.