Just a few months ago, you used your date of birth to connect to Facebook or Twitter. You didn't worry about social media hacks, because you thought it only happens to others. Until the day a hacker hacked into your social networks! At that point, you really understood the importance of choosing a secure and complex password to make your social networks as secure as possible.
But today, you are also told that you need to change them regularly. What's really going on? Check out the tips from the Password Revelator team!
Why is it necessary to change your password on Facebook and Twitter?
It is simply a security issue. Indeed, even the most complex passwords can be found by hackers if they are not changed regularly. So of course, it's a habit to take. And this one may worry you because you feel like you're having trouble remembering your current password. Don't worry: there are tools that generate secure passwords in seconds and others that allow you to remember them!
Do I need to change your password once a year, once a month or once a week? There are no really rules. However, it is true that your social networks will be much more secure if you change your passwords every week. We advise you to find a balance in the frequency of password changes. For example, every 2 months, or 6 times a year, activate a reminder on your calendar: this way, you won't forget to change your passwords at the right time!
How do I change my password on social networks?
Don't worry: it will only take you a few minutes to change your passwords on Facebook or Twitter.
On Twitter, all you have to do is go to the "password" section of your settings. At that time, you will need to enter your current password and then your new password. And that's it! If your mobile number is combined with your Twitter account, you will receive a verification code.
For Facebook, the method is different. When you're logged in, go to your account's general settings. Next to your password, click on the word "edit." At that time, you will need to enter your new password and then save it. If all went well, you will receive an email from Facebook within minutes that your password has been changed. It's as simple as that!