Twitter Security Breach

Last Update: February 02, 2013
Apparently there was a security breach at Twitter last week. You may have noticed that Twitter was down for a short while on Friday. Here is a link to a blog post by Twitter about the attack -

http://blog.twitter.com/2013/02/keeping-our-users-secure.html

As a precaution, you should change your Twitter password and here are some guidelines for creating a strong password.
  1. Make it at least eight characters long
  2. Randomly combine both alpha and numeric characters
  3. Use at least one upper-case letter
  4. Use at least one special character such as @, %, ~
  5. Do not use any names associated with you such as first or last name, pets name, nickname, user name.

Thanks Jay, here at WA, for bringing this to my attention in last night’s live webinar.
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dndurst Premium
Kathy, thank you for the warning, actually 2 of them. going to change my password when done here.
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kathyjf1530 Premium
:-)
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Thanks for the warning Twitter vunerable as is everything these days
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kathyjf1530 Premium
:-)
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Shawn Martin Premium
Thanks for the heads up Kathy!
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kathyjf1530 Premium
No prob Shawn.
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KathyS Premium
Thank you for sharing this. I am going to change my password right now.
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kathyjf1530 Premium
Yep, I changed mine last night.
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kathyjf1530 Premium
Thanks for sharing this article. the news article also mentions that Twitter may be sending emails to those users that were compromised so here is another word of caution -

If you receive an email that looks to be from Twitter it is best to NOT click through to your Twitter account within that email. The best thing to do is just delete it and log directly into your Twitter account. There could be hackers that will try to leverage people's fears and send phoney Twitter-looking emails.

Hey, stay safe out there:-)
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