Some quick pointers on making your Twitter account more secure.
Here I’ll briefly show you how…
You can read more here in a previous post about password security. but to summarise you should change your password regularly, mix up letters and numbers, and use a password longer than ten character.
To do this, click over to the Password page, enter your current password, then your new password, twice and click the Change button.
Back on the Account page there are two more tick boxes that you may or may not want to use depending on personal preference. Remember to click the Save button if you make any changes.
This adds a GPS or check-in location to your tweets if it is available (typically when tweeting from a smart phone). This information might be abused and encourage unwanted attention and whereas Google Places, Latitude and Foursquare are only available to your selected friends, Tweets are (normally) open to the public.
By default your Tweets are open to the public. There’s any number of reasons why you might want to keep your thoughts, opinions and statements within a confined group in much the same way as you would on Facebook or in real life.
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