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250,000 Twitter Users Affected by Data Breach

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Twitter reset the passwords for 250,000 users last week after it became aware of numerous unauthorized access attempts. According to Twitter’s Director of Information Security Bob Lord “…attackers may have had access to limited user information – usernames, email addresses, session tokens and encrypted/salted versions of passwords” for a quarter of a million accounts. Although it would be inconvenient to have someone else posting to your account, the greater danger is to people who reuse passwords among other services. As always, we recommend creating strong passwords, preferably using tools such as 1Password or LastPass.favicon follow link

 

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Joseph Santangelo  2013-02-05 11:40
Was the data breach to Twitter's production environment or were other environments used for testing purposes compromised?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-02-05 14:35
No idea, unfortunately!