Had your Twitter or Facebook hacked?

If your friends ever tell you that they’ve received spam from your account, but you didn’t send it, likely your account was compromised. The following steps are generally good business practice to follow regularly, anyway. So follow them as you read this:

  • Change your Facebook and Twitter passwords
  • Go to the Twitter applications page as well as the Facebook applications page and remove access to anything you don’t need or use regularly
  • Make sure you have set https:// always on for Twitter as well as Facebook. 
  • Run a full anti-virus scan on your personal computer to ensure it has not been compromised
  • Make sure all software on your personal computer is up to date (older software can often be compromised)
That’s it, happy socializing!