Tag Archive | "hacking twitter"


03 February 2010 | 6,413 views

Twitter Major Password Reset After Phishing Attack

Twitter has come under attack fairly frequently in recent months, which is not surprising considering the explosive growth of the platform and the sheer number of users it has. If you are a Twitter use you may have noticed many people had their password reset automatically yesterday, Twitter today announced the reason for this on [...]

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16 November 2009 | 32,437 views

SSL Renegotiation Bug Succesfully Used To Attack Twitter

When this SSL Renegotiation bug hit the news, most people said it was a theoretical attack and was of no practical use in the real world. But then people tend to say that about most things don’t they until they get pwned up the face. It turns out the rather obscure SSL flaw can be [...]

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14 April 2009 | 4,414 views

Twitter Battered By Powerful Worm Attacks

We’ve written about Twitter quite a few times now, with it’s click-jacking vulnerability, twitter phishing attacks and various other issues. It’s no surprise it’s being targeted though as it’s now the 3rd biggest social network after Facebook and Myspace. Within a relatively short time period it’s overtaken almost everyone else. This weekend it suffered a [...]

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22 January 2009 | 11,829 views

Using Twitter for Data Mining and Information Gathering

We’ve mentioned Twitter a few times lately as it has become a larger and larger part of the social web and the premier ‘micro-blogging’ platform. There was a recent Phishing issue on Twitter and before that Twitter Jacking and a CSRF bug that allowed auto-following. Due to the large update of Twitter, the amount of [...]

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11 September 2008 | 4,224 views

CSRF Vulnerability in Twitter Allows Forced Following

I did mention this earlier in the week when I was talking about Twitter being used as a malware distribution platform, there also seems to be an auto follow vulnerability that spammers would love. Do you remember Myspace and samy with 900,000 friends? Now we have johng77536 on Twitter! Last week, TechCrunch’s Jason Kincaid wrote [...]

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05 September 2008 | 3,503 views

Twitter Targeted by Malware Distributors

This one is of interest to me as I do actually use Twitter as a microblogging service and to keep up with what various friends are up to. It’s quite an interesting wep app especially paired with something like Twitterfox in your browser and Twibble in your mobile phone. It must have made it big [...]

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