Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) lately been facing challenges but the one that shocked it is the one about a strange tweet that began with a swastika and it is said to have contained hashtags saying “Nazi Holland” and “Nazi Germany”. The strange tweet has made many rounds this morning.
No one has been spared this time around since reliable sources indicate that even a number of the high profile accounts of brands, public figures and businesses have been affected. Polar Seltzer and Worcester were among the ones affected.
Through an email, one of Twitter’s spokespersons revealed that a third-party application was responsible for the disturbance. Twitter was not going to stomach such problems and thus it worked hard through its professionals to eliminate the permissions. The spokesperson gave hope to twitter users by assuring them that no further accounts would be affected.
Twitter believes that the recent hack can be observed from two perspectives-both the good and bad! It asks its users to take this moment to carry out a thorough check on their respective twitter accounts with the central aim of identifying any unauthorized third-party apps that could be having access to their accounts and disabling them with immediate effect.
Disabling such apps is quite easy since all you have to do is follow a few simple steps. If you are using a web browser, simply click on the top right corner of your profile picture and then move to the “Settings and Privacy” right away.
Make a downward Scroll along the left navigation menu which will take you to the Apps. A simple click on that reflects all the apps with access to your feed and from there you can proceed with the clean up process. A good way to go about is to check out those apps that you find uncomfortable using or those ones you haven’t used for quite a long duration and move on to revoke them immediately.
Most of the problem sin life can be avoided by being more careful. For twitter’s case, it is of paramount importance that you check out the legitimacy of any third-party service before you allow it to gain access to your account.