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Twitter Warns a Bunch of Users of Hack, Resets Their Passwords in Error

Twitter Warns a Bunch of Users of Hack, Resets Their Passwords in Error

By Josh Wolford March 4, 2014

An email sent to some Twitter users warning them that their accounts may have been compromised was sent in error, according to Twitter. “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a website or service not associated with …

A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack A Fifth of Germany Vulnerable in Massive Email Hack
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In gee-that’s-terrifying news, as much as one fifth of the German population is at risk after a massive email hack that targeted .de addresses. Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security announced that passwords and “other details” of 16 million email …

Target To Testify Before Congress Over Data Breach Target To Testify Before Congress Over Data Breach
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The House subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing during the first week of February to “examine data breaches and their effect on consumers” – and Target is the guest of honor. As you may recall, back …

Wii U Gamepad Hacked To Work On A PC Wii U Gamepad Hacked To Work On A PC

The second screen experience isn’t just for home consoles anymore. For the past few years, Nvidia has been pushing a second screen experience on the PC with support for tablets and its own Shield handheld device. Now some intrepid hackers …

Does Facebook Need a ‘Sympathize’ Button? Does Facebook Need a ‘Sympathize’ Button?
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Sometimes, a “like” doesn’t really mean “like” – or it least it’s not supposed to come across like that. When you posted that your dog Roscoe died and that you were going to miss him forever, because he was such …

Fox News Was Hacked, Maybe, For a Second [UPDATED] Fox News Was Hacked, Maybe, For a Second [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: Fox News has acknowledged the issue on Twitter. It’s an internal production problem, apparently: As you may have seen, http://t.co/m6O9czWONs is having issues. It's an internal production problem and will be fixed soon. #FoxNews — Fox News (@FoxNews) November …

Baby Monitor Hacked in Toddler’s Room Baby Monitor Hacked in Toddler’s Room
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Baby monitors are used by parents to do exactly as their name suggests, monitor the baby. We don’t imagine that we are possibly inviting strangers into the safety and security of our homes. Imagine putting your toddler to bed, and …

Chipotle Twitter Hack Was Fake and I Ain't Even Mad Chipotle Twitter Hack Was Fake and I Ain't Even Mad

In retrospect, we should’ve seen this coming. Earlier this week, the official Twitter account for Chipotle spent about an hour making some pretty odd tweets. “Find avocado store,” read ond tweet. “Mittens13 password leave,” read another. Here’s a screencap of …

CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved 'Exfiltration of Data' CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved 'Exfiltration of Data'
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An internal investigation by a cyber security firm, hired by CBS News, has confirmed that investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was “accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012.” Here’s CBS News’ statement on the …

Laundry's a Treat with 2-Sec Shirt-Folding Technique Laundry's a Treat with 2-Sec Shirt-Folding Technique
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I hate laundry. You hate laundry. It’s not that we hate washing our clothes or anything – it’s just the folding part that’s so terrible. Well, here’s a 2-second shirt-folding tutorial to help. Yep. Two seconds. For faster laundry. Or, …

Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008 Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008
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In 2009, President Obama admitted that his campaign’s infrastructure had fallen victim to a hacking attack. He said that hackers had gained access to some emails, various campaign files, and policy position papers. But he didn’t attach any foreign entity …

Twitter Finally Launches Two-Step Verification Twitter Finally Launches Two-Step Verification

After a series of high-profile hacks and calls from the user base, Twitter has finally unveiled their form of two-step verification. “Every day, a growing number of people log in to Twitter. Usually these login attempts come from the genuine …

Twitter to News Orgs: Designate Twitter-Only Devices Twitter to News Orgs: Designate Twitter-Only Devices
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In light of the recent hacking attacks that have hit news organizations around the world, Twitter has warned news outlets that they expect the attacks to continue. “There have been several recent incidents of high-profile news and media Twitter handles …

LivingSocial Hacked: 50M+ Emails & Passwords LivingSocial Hacked: 50M+ Emails & Passwords
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Daily deals site LivingSocial is the latest major tech company to fall victim to hackers. According to the Washington D.C.-based company, the hack exposed over 50 million users’ email addresses, passwords, birthdates, and more – but no financial information. All …

AP Twitter Hack Gets The NMA Treatment AP Twitter Hack Gets The NMA Treatment

Though Tuesday’s hack of the AP’s Twitter account that sent U.S. markets into a freefall is no laughing matter, our favorite Taiwanese animators over at NMA do their best to make it entertaining. According to NMA’s take on the event, …

Twitter Two-Step Verification Finally on the Horizon Twitter Two-Step Verification Finally on the Horizon
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Following Tuesday’s hack of the AP’s Twitter account that temporarily tanked the stock market and showed just how powerful a false tweet can be, Twitter is looking to slowly roll out two-step verification to some users. According to Wired, Twitter …

AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack

After being down for over 20 hours following a hack, the Associated Press’ Twitter account is now back up and running. “Thank you for your patience,” tweeted the @AP account early Wednesday morning. Yesterday, around 1 pm ET, the @AP …