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
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!