Twitter's Response To The Burger King Hacking: Do A Better Job At Protecting Your Password

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In response to the hacking of Burger King and Jeep's Twitter accounts this week, Twitter put up a new blog post encouraging people to protect their passwords.

Here are Twitter's tips:

  • Use a strong password. Your password should be at least 10 characters that include upper and lower case characters, numbers, and symbols. You should always use a unique password for each website you use; that way, if one account gets compromised, the rest are safe. 
  • Watch out for suspicious links, and always make sure you’re on Twitter.com before you enter your login information. Be cautious when clicking on links in Direct Messages. Whenever you are prompted to enter your Twitter password, just take a quick look at the URL and make sure you're actually on Twitter.com. Phishing websites will often look just like Twitter's login page, but will actually be for destinations other than Twitter. If ever in doubt, just go directly to twitter.com in your browser.