Protecting your Twitter account is essential to ensure the security and privacy of your personal information and online activity.
According to a recent poll by the British security software and hardware company Sophos Group Ltd, 86% of Nigerian businesses were victims of cyberattacks in the previous year.
The percentage is substantially higher than South Africa’s 64% and ranks second highest internationally after India.
Gadget Africa takes you through some steps on how you can protect your Twitter account:
Use a strong password: Use a unique and complex password that includes a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Avoid using common words or phrases, and do not use the same password across multiple accounts.
Enable two-factor authentication: This adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring a verification code in addition to your password to access your account. You can enable two-factor authentication in your account settings.
Be cautious of phishing scams: Do not click on links or download attachments from unknown sources. Be careful of emails or messages that ask for your Twitter login information or personal details.
Review your privacy settings: Check your Twitter privacy settings and adjust them to your preference. You can choose to make your tweets private or only visible to certain followers.
Keep your software up to date: Keep your browser, operating system, and security software up to date with the latest security patches to reduce the risk of malware or hacking.
Avoid third-party apps: Be cautious of third-party apps that require access to your Twitter account. Only grant access to reputable apps that you trust.
Monitor your account activity: Regularly review your Twitter account activity and check for any suspicious logins or activity. If you notice any unauthorized access, change your password immediately and report the incident to Twitter.