Tag Archive | "twitter security"


03 February 2014 | 822 views

A Story Of Social Engineering – How @N Lost His $50,000 Twitter Handle

So last week I read an interesting tale about social engineering on Medium, a story by a chap named Naoki Hiroshima and his Twitter handle, which was @N. Yes just one letter, a pretty rare and it seems valuable handle as he had offers of up to $50,000 for it. In the end though, someone [...]

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04 February 2013 | 1,302 views

Twitter Breach Leaks 250,000 User E-mails & Passwords

The big news for the past few days was a rather sizable Twitter hack, although it’s only a small percentage of the 140 million strong Twitter user-base – 250,000 is still a large number. If you were affected you will have received a password reset e-mail and will be prompted to change your password if [...]

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29 November 2011 | 10,589 views

Twitter Purchases WhisperCore – Full Disk Encryption For Android Phones

This is certainly an interesting acquisition and not one I would have expected, I’m not even exactly sure what Twitter is planning and why they would want a company focused on mobile encryption (and specifically on the Android platform). I can’t see any real corporate use for Twitter, so they won’t be pushing the security [...]

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13 September 2011 | 9,380 views

Script Kiddies Lay Claim To NBC News Twitter Account Hack

There was a bit of a buzz on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 when the NBC News Twitter account was hacking and started posting updates regarding a repeated terrorist attack against ground zero. It only lasted a few minutes but as the account has 120,000 followers – it caused quite a stir. It’s not known [...]

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08 December 2010 | 13,780 views

TwitterPasswordDecryptor – Instantly Recover Twitter Account Passwords

TwitterPasswordDecryptor is the FREE tool to instantly recover Twitter account passwords stored by popular web browsers. Most web browsers store the login credentials for visited websites so that user don’t have to remember and enter the password every time. Each of these web browsers use their own proprietary encryption mechanism to store the login passwords [...]

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22 September 2010 | 8,696 views

Twitter onMouseOver XSS Exploit Causes Chaos

The big news yesterday was an epic XSS flaw on Twitter that sent the micro-blogging service into chaos. They actually made an announcement during the hack that users should stay off the web-site and use 3rd party services through the API (Software such as Tweetdeck, Seesmic, Gravity etc). They posted an update on the status [...]

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03 February 2010 | 6,411 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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04 January 2010 | 5,036 views

Researcher Uncovers XSS Flaws In Twitter and Google Calendar

More flaws discovered in Twitter and Google Calender during the holiday season. Once again XSS flaws have been discovered in popular web apps, but at least they were reported and not used nefariously this time. Fixes have been issued promptly by both Google and Twitter so there is not much cause for concern this time [...]

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16 November 2009 | 32,432 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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24 June 2009 | 10,045 views

Twitter Hack Spreads P*rn Trojan

I had a spam tweet appear in my stream a while back and like Guy Kawasaki I also had absolutely no idea where it came from. Perhaps some kinda XSS flaw in Twitter when I visited a site that spawned the message (in a hidden iframe perhaps). It wouldn’t be the first time Twitter was [...]

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