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Celebrity Twitter Hacks!

A few days ago, the American real estate mogul, Donald Trump, tweeted the following quote: “These hoes think they classy, well that’s the class I’m skippen," which is a lyric by rapper Lil' Wayne.
Try BullGuard Internet Security 2013, free for 60 days, here! For those of you questioning whether Donald Trump is a fan of Lil' Wayne, your question is a genuine one. Unfortunately, Donald Trump’s Twitter account was hacked, and he’s not the only celebrity to fall victim. Here's a few of the celebrities whose Twitter accounts also got hacked recently:
  • Alicia Keys
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Kanye West
  • Khloe Kardashian
  • Britney Spears
(Unfortunately, most of the tweets published during the hack attack aren’t repeatable). In light of the recent hack attacks on the corporate Twitter accounts of Jeep and Burger King, and massive hack attack that hit Apple, Facebook and Twitter itself, the recent celebrity hacks, while amusing, prove to us that no matter your level of fame, your information is still at risk.

Here’s what you need to do, if you have a Twitter account:

To avoid becoming a victim of a hack attack like those on Twitter, it’s important to have a strong, unique password, and by that BullGuard suggests:
  1. Make it around 12-16 characters long
  2. Mix in some numbers, symbols and uppercase letters
  3. Use a phrase; you may be allowed spaces in your password, so craft a short sentence – this may be easier to remember
  4. Change your passwords regularly.
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Written by Kirsten Dunlaevy

Kirsten Dunlaevy is a blogger for BullGuard. With a background in advertising and branding she is extremely familiar with the ups and downs of social media and the world of communication. Kirsten is here to educate you on how to navigate all things digital, in a safe and responsible manner. Her other passions are decidedly un-digital, she loves being out on the water and cooking.

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