This blogpost is originally being written on Nov 18 2022 when most of Twitter’s staff has been told to stay home, understandably leading to question of long term stability of the platform.
I put out some security tips on Facebook and Mastadon and my friend, Joey deVilla reminded me this could be a blogpost so here’s the quick version.
From a technology point of view, the former technology team that worked on Twitter did a great job because somehow magically it is still up and running despite losing most of the staff. That being said without constant maintenance the platform is susceptible to security breaches and extended downtime.
If you have other apps and services connected with your Twitter login, now is the time to review and revoke some of those accesses. Of high priority is to review any apps that use Twitter for login.
This can be performed as follows:
On the Twitter website go to Settings and Privacy, navigate to Security and Account Access and then Apps and Sessions.
Definitely review the Connected Apps and also other settings, if possible. Take the necessary steps to not use Twitter Login on any connected services. For instance, I was using Twitter to login to Revue (newsletter service) and switched to an email based login instead.