Twitter Applications Need their Passwords Reset, Too!

Today there was a security breech on Twitter, where some spammers accessed users accounts to broadcast sales messages without their permission. This happens from time to time, and when it does I recommend that users change their password – whether or not they were affected by the breech.

The video above shows you how to not only change your Twitter password but also how to access external applications so that you can re-authorize them with the new, correct password. If you do not update the third party connections you may be using (Facebook, Yelp, etc.) then either they will not be able to perform tasks you’d like them to, or they will attempt to log in multiple times unsuccessfully, which can be interpreted by as suspicious activity and get your account temporarily suspended. It happened t0 me!

Follow these easy directions to update applications so you can reset your password in peace:

  1. Log into Twitter
  2. Click on Settings on the top right
  3. Click on Password
  4. Enter existing password
  5. Enter NEW password, and then again
  6. Go up to Connections
  7. Open each Connection in a new tab or window
  8. Log into the service and find where to Authorize Twitter. This is sometimes right when you log in – it will ask if you want to log in using your Twitter account. Once you do this, it will have your new password stored (assuming you are still logged in). If it doesn’t ask for authorization automatically, look in your Settings or Preferences and find the references to Twitter to adjust your account.

I hope this is helpful! Do you have other tips to share? Or would you like to see another tutorial on a different topic? Be sure to leave a comment below, and subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss a thing!

Until next time,


{ 2 comments… add one }
  • Hesham @ FamousBloggers
    Follow me on Twitter: FamousBloggers
    March 8, 2010, 8:49 am

    I don’t understand what’s the problem with Twitter, but I am sure they are taking too much attacks because they are number 1 on micro blogging!

    nice blog!

    • Karen
      Follow me on Twitter: mybizpresence
      March 8, 2010, 8:54 am

      I think they get hit a lot because of how public tweets are. With other social networking systems such as Facebook and LinkedIn, a login is required to even see the activity much less post something. With Twitter you can read everything without even being logged in. Also there seem to be many third party apps which people allow constant access to, and maybe that has something to do with it. Easier to get to things? I’ve been through many of these things and they are annyong!


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