Tips on CNN: How to protect your Twitter account

In Video:Sure enough Tiny URL and bit.ly are popular as hell on Twitter, thanks to the 140 characters limit, but these are also a boon for spammers and hackers. When you get a shortened URL in a tweet, it’s hard to know where it will land you…porn site, viruses, silly product promotions or something honestly readable?

Here’s a tool called powertwitter.me that expands the tiny URL, so you know exactly what you’re about to click on. Learn about this and a few more tips on keeping your Twitter account spam free.

Click here to view embedded video from CNN Video
 
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