The back-to-back hackings of Burger King’s and Jeep’s official Twitter accounts have big companies scrambling to lock down their social media channels. These hackings, both allegedly perpetrated by a New England DJ, have brought attention to the alarming security holes on many social networks—and the ease with which hackers from Beijing or Baltimore can take over your online identity.
Twitter continues to implement new security features. But really, who thinks social media will ever be unhackable? A primer for the understandably paranoid: