July 22, 2011
I have your house keys
The following is one thing you need to know to stop Twitter spam and phishing schemes.
Every time you authorize a third party service to access your Twitter account (or Facebook, or Gmail, etc.), you’re risking trouble. This isn’t to say you shouldn’t necessarily, but you should be careful when doing so.
If you’re just doing something for fun, like TimeTweeting, a neat way to see how much time you’ve wasted using Twitter, just ask for your keys back when you’re done.
Ask for my keys back?
- Log into Twitter
- Visit this link: https://twitter.com/settings/account
- Choose Applications
Now look at all of the applications listed. These are the people who you have handed your keys to. Do you still need them? Are you still using their service?
- Choose Revoke Access
This essentially gets your keys returned. No hard feelings.
Have fun with it, but don’t forget to grab your keys when you’re done, it’s easier than changing all of your locks.
Photo from Flickr by: Derek K. Miller (miss ya)