How to avoid being hacked like Burger King? Twitter says follow this advice

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In the wake of two highly publicized Twitter profile takeovers, the social media site again is reminding users of some best practices around account stewardship.

Bob Lord, the company's director of information security, first advised users in a Tuesday blog post to employ strong passwords (at least 10 characters) that are unique from their other online accounts.

Typically the more complex the password, the less prone to being cracked using freely available tools. Also, Lord said to be wary of links claiming to be from Twitter, avoid giving out passwords to third-parties and ensure software and anti-virus technology is up to date.

The message from Lord follows the prankster hijacks of the Twitter accounts belonging to Burger King and Jeep.

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