If you have short-term privacy concerns or you suspect that you might be an identity theft target, you can temporarily lock your Twitter profile. From the “Settings and privacy” menu, click “Privacy and safety.” Then select “Protect your Tweets.”
Twitter offers three options for 2FA: text message, authenticator app or security key. The latter is the most secure, since it requires a physical device plugged into a PC/Mac’s USB port. The other options are still safe enough though, especially if you primarily use Twitter on your phone or tablet.
Truncated links, created by services like Buffer and dlvr.it are common on Twitter, since they’re clean-looking and short. But they make it impossible to know what exactly is on the other end of the link. Consider using a URL expander, plenty of which are available for major browsers, to see what each link really leads […]
URL shortening is a technique used to make links friendlier and easier to remember, particularly when displayed on social media channels. For example, with Twitter’s 140-character limit, shortened links help give users more space in their tweets. However, they’re also used by cybercriminals as a tool for malware, so don’t be too quick to click […]
Facebook and Twitter have an ever-changing collection of settings you can fine-tune for better security and privacy. Don’t just use the defaults – instead look through the selections to find the ones that limit who can see your data and reduce your overall exposure. A good example is Twitter’s ability to mute specific accounts and […]
If you use Twitter, it’s a good idea to block any accounts that harass you or urge you to take action by visiting a risky site via link. Another layer of protection is available through muting, which lets you prevent certain accounts or even specific words and phrases from ever appearing in your timeline. You […]
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