Recently there have been a large number of high profile hacking incidents related to Twitter accounts. One of the most notable was the Burger King account being hacked and being changed to look like the McDonald’s account. This may seem humorous but the bigger issue at hand is that dozens of accounts have been hit recently and this is really making Twitter look bad. Therefore, Twitter has come out swinging and has decided they have to do something to stem this growing tide and keep their reputation intact.
So Twitter has announced via a blog post that they are going to start using a domain-based message authentication reporting and conformance protocol (DMARC for short). This system will apparently help block fake messages that claim to be from Twitter that phish for users details. It is often these types of emails that lead to peoples accounts getting hacked and taken over. This obviously is a great idea and will hopefully go a long way to stopping this growing issue.