You’ve heard it a million times, and for good reason – strong passwords are your first, best defense against hackers.
Revoke 3rd Party Access
Lots of services and apps ask for access to your Twitter account. If you grant these, make sure you revoke any you don’t continue to use.
Watch for Spam Links
Don’t click everything you see come through Twitter! There are a lot of links that may come from compromised accounts and take you places you don’t want to go.
Change Your Password Often
Even the strongest password isn’t total protection, so set up a regular schedule, and keep that key to your account changing.
Use Trusted Access Points
If you’re getting to Twitter on the web, watch for the “https” which means a secure connection. If you’re doing it through an app, make sure it’s a trusted one, not something no one has ever heard of.
Attach a Phone Number to Your Account
Twitter will allow you to associate a phone number to your account, which must then be entered to reset a password. Every bit of extra verifying data makes faking your identity harder.