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Re: Twitter Hack Opens Pandora's Box of Security Issues
Posted by: Erika Morphy 2009-07-16 13:54:30
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A hack into Twitter's back-end productivity applications earlier this month is raising some serious questions -- not only about password system security itself, but also about some consequences of network intrusion that may have been unforeseen. About a month ago, a hacker was able to access a Twitter employee's personal email account, according to a blog post by Twitter cofounder Biz Stone. Once there, the hacker struck the mother lode: access to the employee's Google Apps account, which contained Docs, Calendars and other Google Apps that Twitter uses.

sloppy passwords
Posted by: Stettin 2009-07-16 13:59:50 In reply to: Erika Morphy
In several articles I've seen the Twitter execs dismiss blame that people might want to put on Google. Most likely the user that got "hacked" was using a weak password that involved publicly available information.
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