Twitter: Use A Second Computer, For Tweeting Only

Security recommendations include having a Twitter-only computer.

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    Would a second computer for Tweeting only have prevented the high-profile hack of an AP Twitter feed?

    Twitter has advice for its users freaked out over security: Get a second computer.

    The San Francisco-based company issued a recent memo to news organizations following the high-profile hacking of an Associated Press account, according to the San Francisco Appeal online newspaper.

    In the memo, Twitter says it believes "these attacks will continue," and offers ways for users to "be more careful with their accounts."

    One way is to "designate one computer to use for Twitter," according to reports.

     "Don't use this [Twitter] computer to read email or surf the web, to reduce the chances of malware infection," the company advises.

    No word if this applies to mobile devices as well.