Twitter account hijacking exposes easy-to-exploit security flaw

By | October 3, 2012

Source: Help Net Security

In this article “The hijacking of the Twitter account that belongs to user Daniel Dennis Jones and his subsequent investigation into the matter has revealed a Twitter security weakness that makes it easy for hackers to do the same to all users that employ short and uninventive passwords, reports BuzzFeed.

Over the weekend Jones – an early Twitter adopter who managed to snag himself the @blanket Twitter account – was unpleasantly surprised when he received an email from Twitter telling him his password had been changed.

He verified the claim by trying to log into his account via his computer and discovered it was true. But, as he was still logged in on his phone, he was able to check what was happening to his account.”

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