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Twitter Hack Attack

CSO Online has an article about how Twitter was hacked by someone (possibly an inside job) using a phishing scheme to try to steal the user’s password. Phishing is exactly what it sounds like. Some unsavory person will set out a web line with an attractive little worm on the end (a prize, a newsletter, freebies, etc) to try to get you to bite (give up private information). In this case, the tweet would appear in a person’s message stream with a url to a site that would ask you for your password. The article: 3 Ways a Twitter Hack Can Hurt You
Just another warning to always, always, always beware when you’re asked for passwords online.

January 8, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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