As the social media site Twitter continues to become widely accepted as a trustworthy news resource, the danger of accounts being hacked to spread false info also rises, and the 'Twacked: When Good Twitter Accounts Go Bad' infographic sheds light on this issue.
If you're one of the many people who once used the simple "123456" password to avoid forgetting, you may have noticed the need to switch to something more challenging after Twitter banned it (and 400 others) as a password in July 2011. Another interesting tidbit of info that the illustrated graph has to offer is that certain celebrities continue to be a target of hackers, like Lady Gaga (who currently has over 13 million followers), while others, like Taylor Swift (who has just over 8 million followers) are yet to have their accounts broken into.
When it comes to the online world, there's no such thing as too much security. To avoid a "#Weinergate" incident of your own, check out the 'Twacked' infographic for some helpful tips and info.
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'Twacked: When Good Twitter Accounts Go Bad' Sets the Record Straight
By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Sep 29, 2011 • References: dailyinfographic