Even as reporters were still poring through a Wikileaks dump of emails stolen from the accounts of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton s campaign staff earlier this year, the Twitter account of her campaign chair, John Podesta, was hacked.
Since the team clearly continues to be targeted, now seems like a good time to run down some basic security hygiene.
The good news, though, is that it would help, and more important, anyone can implement it—whether they re DNC, GOP, or just your average WIRED reader.
According to multiple password experts we ve talked to, the single best way to avoid this type of break-in is to use a password manager to generate unique credentials across all of your accounts.
Using two-factor authentication as an extra layer of security?
And it could have saved Podesta s Twitter account, even if his password was public knowledge.