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3 On Your Side: Protecting Your Social Media Accounts From Hackers

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CBS Philly

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By Jim Donovan

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Is your Facebook password the same as the one for your Twitter account? You could be asking for trouble.

Recent high-profile Twitter hacks serve as good reminders that social media users have to take precautions.

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan has some advice on how to protect yourself.

Last week, a hacker sent out a false tweet from the Associated Press claiming there had been about explosions at the White House and that President Obama had been injured. The stock market took a nose dive.

If someone can hack into that account, how difficult would it be to get into yours?

Not everyone has millions of Twitter followers, and not everyone’s tweets or hacked Twitter accounts can move markets.

Still, any user can take basic precautions to protect social media passwords and to avoid ugly hacks…

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