Twitter password security
Be sure to change your Twitter password
Twitter users watch out! It’s been highlighted that the Twitter password security of the popular microblogging service is poor.
Read on to find out why you should change your Twitter password now.
Lack of password security due to vulnerabilities
Whether its Chrome browser or router security – we have repeatedly reported about password security problems due to security vulnerabilities. The consequences are password theft and misuse of your data. We have described in detail how to create and manage secure passwords, in our guide .
Currently there is a lack of password security in the popular microblogging service Twitter. The service claims to have over 330 million users who are busy writing short messages.
Change Twitter password
Twitter has said in a blog post that you should change your Twitter password – and if possible you should do it immediately. The reason for this is that Twitter has been storing unencrypted passwords for some time. This should not happen, but it’s still done.
It is possible that not only Twitter employees have read your passwords. It is also possible that hackers just launched an attack and so now have access to your account. So our advice is: change your Twitter password by going into the Twitter settings,.
Break down Twitter password security
If you know that your Twitter password security has been breached, it is time to act fast – especially if you use identical passwords for multiple services. In this case it is essential that you change your password. In addition, it makes sense to use a strong password with at least twelve characters, which protects only the Twitter account.
However, do not use any of the most popular passwords because they are all insecure. Instead, use special characters as well as uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers. You will make it difficult for hackers to crack your passwords if you follow this tip.
All-clear from Twitter
Meanwhile, Twitter has given the all clear. An attack by hackers has been ruled out and there was no indication that passwords had been misused. Do you still need to change your passwords ? We recommend it, because it’s the only way to be sure.