Has your twitter, facebook or other social networking account ever been hacked?  Well it’s happened to me and it can happen to you.  Social networking can be a fun way to keep up with old friends, meet new ones or promote yourself and your business.  But it can also be very frustrating when a hacker breaks into your account and starts sending out spam and junk messages to all of your connections as if they were coming from you. 

On one hand, I have to admire the ingenuity and creativity of the hacker to be able to do what they do.  On the other hand, I’d like to see them all imprisoned on a deserted island and forced to listen to Tiny Tim music for the rest of their lives.  All that talent and skill wasted for no apparent reason other than causing problems for others.   What a waste. 

While I am not a computer wiz by any stretch of the imagination, I have looked into this issue to learn about how I can protect myself from social networking hackers.  It seems that your best line of defense is a good strong password and changing it from time to time as well. Below are a couple of links to articles that you might find interesting on this subject.  I hope you find this information helpful to you and happy social networking. 

Paul Hernandez

http://www.paulvoices.com/links.php

 

How to Keep Your twitter Account From Being Hacked

http://www.ehow.com/how_5186773_keep-twitter-account-being-hacked.html

 

How to Keep Your facebook Account From Being Hacked

http://www.ehow.com/how_5424616_keep-myspace-accounts-being-hacked.html