Why do we need to secure our Twitter account and why it is necessary. Some people might think that they already use a strong password and two steps verification. Despite having strong password and two steps verification your twitter account still might be prone to getting hijacked.
As we all know that Turkish hackers hijacked some very high profile Twitter accounts on March 15, 2017. They used these accounts to defame Netherlands and German governments. These hackers used hashtags in Turkish #Nazihollanda and #Nazialmanya which can be read as NaziHollland and Nazi Germany. The accounts were also branded with Turkish flag and messages supporting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. The Turkish hackers used a trick to actually used a security loophole in a third party app Twitter Counter.
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We need to know that there are several applications on Twitter which have the permission to read and write on your twitter account. Any security loophole in these apps can result in a future twitter account. If you want to make sure that your twitter account is secure, you can follow these steps and only allow highly trusted and necessary apps to get access to your account.
- Go to your Twitter account page.
- Got to Profile and Setting.
- Click the option that says “Apps”. Here you will see all the third-party apps that have access to your account.
- 4 Press “Revoke access” button to block access of third party apps that are not necessary.
- That’s it.
Let us remind you that a strong password and two steps verification is a necessary part of twitter security and revoking access of third party apps that are no more needed is a further step to secure your Twitter account. Besides this you have to keep an eye on all email alerts from Twitter for any unauthorized access to your Twitter account.