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Jun 12, 2014

A couple days ago we received an email from Twitter, informing us that someone had tried to reset password on our twitter account. The email was:

Hi,

Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with Twitter. We've reset your password to prevent others from accessing your account.

You'll need to create a new password for your Twitter account. You can select a new password at this link:
https://twitter.com/account/password_reset?email=........

As always, you can also request a new password from our password-resend page: https://twitter.com/account/resend_password

Please don't reuse your old password and be sure to choose a strong password (such as one with a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols).

In general, be sure to:

    Always check that your browser's address bar is on a https://twitter.com website before entering your password. Phishing sites often look just like Twitter, so check the URL before entering your login information!
    Avoid using websites or services that promise to get you lots of followers. These sites have been known to send spam updates and damage user accounts.
    Review your approved connections on your Applications page at https://twitter.com/settings/applications. If you see any applications that you don't recognize, click the Revoke Access button.

For more information, visit our help page for hacked or compromised accounts.

There are a lot of reason why somebody wants to get access to your Twitter account. For example, if you have a lot of followers he/she could create posts in order to advertise site or product. Your reputation could be easily ruined!

Importance of strong password

The password is the only one gatekeeper of your data so use it wisely. Create a password that will contain small and letters, symbols and numbers and make it hard to break for crackers or brute force attackers. Twitter has logic for checking password strength during registration or password resetting process so use it!

Check URL address

Pay attention whether website you're visiting has a valid address, in this case check if the URL starts with twitter.com. Do not enter your password if domain name is different, even a single one letter makes a difference!