Twitter hacked, 250k accounts compromised

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Feb 3, 2013
  1. Qtis
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    Member Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    Nothing seems to be secure enough anymore, when Twitter joins the many online communities that have had their servers breached. Limited information on 250,000 accounts were stolen in the recent attack. All compromised passwords have been reset and the affected users notified, but still quite a big mess for Twitter. Apparently the hack exploited a flaw in Java.


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    Somehow I can't seem to understand how Java seems to be in pretty much everything when it's basically full of flaws (possibly due to the wide spread use, it's exploited to the max).
     
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    I heard about this on the news just a few hours ago and I'm more curious who did it. Still that bird isn't going to be shot down anytime soon.
     
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    twitter is yet to be that strong. facebook has worked hard but knowing php, there are many vulnerabilities esp since its web based.
     
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    my account is safe so I'm happy
     
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    *logs on*
    *changes password*
    Winning.
     
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    This is why I don't have a Twitter account. I just use Facebook instead where everything is already public.

    I was under the impression that everyone was going to move to HTML 5 so stuff like this wouldn't occur. This just helps show the problems with java
     
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    I was under the impression that this 'hack' was done purely through phishing emails disguised as from Twitter. :unsure:

    May be wrong though.
     
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    just found out about this a little birdy told me
     
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    I propose calling the hackers "Twitter Shitters".

    All those in favor?
     
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    Wait, 'twitter' ?

    Ehhhh, nevermind..... surely there will be other 'outlets' for sheeple with 'pseudo-self importance syndrome', eh?
     
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    I don't know why, but I laughed so hard at this. Probably cuz I know a lot of these type of people and I hate them.
     
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    Poor bird :(
    Just warning my cousins who have twitter right now.
     
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    Member Latiken GBATemp's Epic Fusion

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    I have a twitter but I don't use it very often. Usually just log on to read some tweets when I am bored.
     
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    Are you thinking of Javascript instead for something? HTML5 is not a replacement for Java in most situations.
     
  17. Foxi4

    Reporter Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Twatters.

    I win. B-)
     
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    Sadly others have used it as a somewhat disparaging collective noun for Twitter users already.

    Unless.... you are aiming for another situation like the American news definition of hacker and ones everybody else uses aren't you?

    Back on topic I hope we get a nice report of how it happened.
     
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    Reporter Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    I was just doing a funny... ._.

    In any case! Changed my password despite the fact that it's been months since I used Twitter... Last time I did, it was for an online competition anyways, so it doesn't count as "active use".
     
  20. Xuphor

    Banned Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    My account is uneffected. Even if it were hacked, I'd not give a crap, I don't use any real information on it. I only use it when it's required for contests and the like, I'd just make a new one :P

    Seriosuly though, 250,000? That's gotta be less than 1/100th of the total, it's not that many in the large scale.
     

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