So Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account was hacked yesterday and the hackers used it to send out racist tweets. Not that it isn’t bad, but it could have been far worse than that. Jack Dorsey isn’t the first popular figure whose social media account got hacked. There have been a lot of instances in the past similar to this.
Long story short, no one is safe online. Yesterday it was Jack Dorsey, and tomorrow it could be you. So the point is to make sure you are safe at all times and prepared for the worst-case scenario. Here are some things which we think everyone should follow to keep their social media accounts safe.
Enable Two-Factor Authentication
This had to be added in the first place because it’s the most basic thing that one can do to protect their social media or any account online for that matter. For those of you who don’t know, two-factor authentication is an extra layer of protection for your account. You’ll need to verify your identity twice while signing in to an account either via a text message, mail, phone call, etc. Enable this right now for all your online accounts, if you haven’t already.
Keep Your Mobile Apps Up-To-date
Updating your mobile apps may sound like a daunting thing to do, but it’s the least you can do to keep everything safe on your phone. App developers try to keep their apps updated and protected from the latest threats that show up almost every other day. So make sure you are always using the latest version of the app and not giving any chance to the hackers to gain access to your phone through an app.