Twitter and Security Issues
Twitter is one of the top Social networking and micro blogging tool on the Internet Today. The more famous and hot you are, the more eyes are on you!
Security has always been a concern for all the Social networking giants. Many hacking attempts have tasted success as well on these giants. In this ever changing dynamic Internet age, these great business and social tool has always been on their toes in terms of identifying security vulnerabilities and remediation.
The latest attempt by Twitter to improve their security is by implementing the HTTPS protocol for communicating and protecting the data in transit on their network through the internet. If you browse to your twitter account settings, you find the below option to switch to the secure mode. We strongly recommend you doing so.
Few precautions that you could use to make sure that your twitter account is safe are below, if you feel there are more you could contribute to make this post better, please do spill them in the comments section and I will include them in the article.
Be careful while you connect to twitter applications: as we all know – like Facebook, Twitter has an open API and this is one big reason for their huge success. This could be a trap as well. Always be careful when you share your password on third party websites to connect to your twitter account through the API to allow the application. Only connect and authorize trusted applications.
Avoid Tweeting confidential information: Tweeting is no less than publishing on the newspaper in today’s social driven life. So be sure that you are not tweeting any sensitive or confidential information.
Be sensible: we are all sensible and intelligent social beings, all the usual security etiquettes apply to Twitter as well, like using a strong password etc.
Take Home: Twitter is a great tool if used in the right way, wishing you all the success in your social networking endeavors. Hope you have enjoyed the article on Twitter and Security Issues.