Secure Your Twitter Account Today or Risk Losing it Forever

It always amazes me how many people think “it won’t happen to them”. But in reality, anyone or anything that is connected to the internet can be hacked. Period.

The more famous you are, the more likely you are to be a victim of hacking.

So what can you do to protect yourself?

1) Never share your password with anyone.

2) Don’t use the same password for multiple sites. If you use a password for Twitter, don’t use the same password for your email! If one gets hacked, you might lose both if they share the same password.

3) Have a more secure password. iloveporn123 isn’t a secure password. I’m sorry but it’s just not. You aren’t stupid you know that you use that password because it’s easy to remember. But it also makes it vulnerable.

Instead, try the more complicated version

1LuvP@rn123!

Instead of the letter I, you used a number 1. Instead of using the correct spelling of love, you use Luv but you capitalize the L in luv.

Instead of porn you spell it P@rn. That’s a capital P and a @ symbol in place of the o.

And at the end of the 123 you add the special ! character.

Sure it’s not the best password ever, but it’s a heck of a lot better than iloveporn123.

4) And last but not least, you must activate 2-factor authentication. This means to log into your twitter account (or your email) you have associated your account with your phone and you will need to enter a secondary temporary password that is texted to you.

If you are not using a 2-factor authenticator then you’re at high risk of losing your account. It’s not a matter of IF you will be hacked, but when.

Don’t be a victim! Protect your account or risk losing it forever!

 

What is email profiling?

I’m sure when you were a kid your mother told you that we are judged by the company we keep. Funny that when we get older we seemed to forget that because we could sure take advantage of that advice in business. Many people don’t seem to realize that appearances are everything and even on the internet there is a matter of appearance. Who hasn’t heard the phrase “put your best foot forward”. So what is one of the first things people know about you in business? Your email address. Right? Well, smart business people have learned to judge people or use something we call email profiling to avoid people they judge not to be that smart in business based solely on that one thing … the email address.

If I ever come across anyone who uses an email address that ends in @aol.com or back in the day @juno.com. My first thought is to avoid them like the plague. If they don’t know enough to get a real email account then they probably aren’t worth my time so I wouldn’t do business with them.

In time we learned the same about @Yahoo and @Hotmail or nowadays @live as well.

There is nothing wrong with having these kind of email services for personal reasons but for business? It’s very unprofessional. It shows someone like me that issues of reliability and security aren’t a priority for you. Or that you can’t be bothered to spend like $5 a month to get a real @YourName.com email address.

So in short that is what email profiling is. If you are using a free email account for business, chances are you are being judged by that and not in a favorable way.