Twitter Recommends Users Have One Computer Solely For Tweeting

Apparently, San Francisco based Twitter is just as freaked out about AP’s recent account hack as AP is, if not more so. However, as opposed to promising a solution, Twitter is instead telling users that “we believe that these attacks will continue,” and that users need to be more careful with their accounts.

As Buzzfeed reports, Twitter sent a memo to news organizations (before you ask, no, The Appeal didn’t get one) detailing ways these publications can protect their accounts, some of which don’t seem completely practical.

For example, the memo suggests using only one computer for the publication’s Twitter account, a computer that won’t be used for surfing the web or checking email. From the memo:

Designate one computer to use for Twitter. This helps keep your Twitter password from being spread around. Don’t use this computer to read email or surf the web, to reduce the chances of malware infection.

So, a dedicated Twitter device? Too bad Peek kicked the bucket!

Read the full memo here, via Buzzfeed.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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  • http://twitter.com/netzardfan Liz Rood

    How about just suggesting only logging into Twitter with a secure device? Or maybe only using a Mac. Or be corporate smart and change the password regularly. Twitter accounts get hacked all the time. Evidently it is not a tough platform to break into.

  • http://twitter.com/netzardfan Liz Rood

    How about just suggesting only logging into Twitter with a secure device? Or maybe only using a Mac. Or be corporate smart and change the password regularly. Twitter accounts get hacked all the time. Evidently it is not a tough platform to break into.

  • cdndrob

    Stay away from Twitter would be my advice.

  • cdndrob

    Stay away from Twitter would be my advice.