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Secure Your Twitter Account Better Than Trump in Less Than 5 Minutes

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There’s a report going around that President Trump’s Twitter account was hacked—again—by a Dutch security researcher who just happened to guess the correct password: “maga2020!” I think the story is absolutely bogus, but it’s still a great reminder that you shouldn’t be lazy with your social media security. Locking down your Twitter account is easy, and it takes less than five minutes to do.

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Change your password

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There’s no reason you should be using a simple password that anyone could easily guess. Go here. Change your password to something more complex. If you have no idea what that means, get some help. Save this password in your browser—or, better yet, a great password manager. Don’t use this password anywhere else.


Block someone else from resetting your password

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If someone happens to get into your account and attempts to reset your password—to then lock you out—you can require Twitter to verify the request via your phone number or email address. Set that up here.


Set up two-factor authentication

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At minimum, you should have Twitter send you a code in a text message whenever you (or anyone else) tries to log into your account for the first time. You’ll then type that code in to verify that the request was legitimate. In a perfect world though, you would link Twitter to an authentication app that would provide this code, because even text messages aren’t the safest way to verify a login attempt is actually you.

(Make sure you write down your backup code and store that somewhere safe.)


Check which apps have accessed your account 

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Did some app access your Twitter account without your permission? Check that here. And if you don’t recall granting a certain app access to your account, go here to disconnect the offending apps from your account.


Check where else you’re logged into Twitter

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It’s easy to see what other devices are currently logged into your Twitter account. Go here to check, and if you don’t recognize a smartphone, tablet, or PC on that list, click “Log out all other sessions,” and then change your password (and set up two-factor authentication!)

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Delete your account

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If you need to nuke your Twitter account, do so here. You’ll have 30 days to change your mind until your account is gone for good, unless you have a verified account. Then, you can select a window of either 30 days or one year.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
Black Wireless Charger Lamp | $20 | Amazon | Promo code ABC88699

When you’re ready to turn in for the night, you don’t want to forget to charge your phone— especially if your mobile device doubles as your alarm clock.

With this wireless charger lamp, you can make this crucial step of your nightly routine even easier by just setting your phone on the wireless charging pad and… well, that’s all there is to it!

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Other functions include multiple lighting modes as well as a sleep timer option for auto shut-off of the light after 30 or 60 minutes.

This lamp can be yours in white for $18 if you clip the coupon on Amazon (it’s below the original $40 price) and add promo code ABC88699 at checkout.

You can snag the black version for $20 using the same code—no coupon though, sorry.

Don’t sleep on this deal! Who knows how long stock or the coupon code will last?

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Keep That Hotdish Hot With 65% Off a Luncia Casserole Carrier, Only $11 With Promo Code

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Luncia Double-Decker Dish Carrier | $11 | Amazon | Promo code SDDU9S7F

It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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That means you can insulate and keep two dishes of food warm for only $11 instead of $30. What’s more, your Luncia carrier will arrive by Christmas if you order today as a Prime member.

Just add promo code SDDU9S7F and clip the 5% off coupon to bring the price down to $11 for the blue or the grey option.

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Grab this offer while it’s still around!


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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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