Twitter Security

Twitter SecuritySeveral high-profile Twitter accounts have fallen victim to hacking attacks lately, and in response to the situation Twitter has issued a memo to media and news organizations suggesting steps they can take to protect themselves moving forward. Buzzfeed has posted the memo in its entirety, which asks organizations to help keep their accounts secure as “We believe that these attacks will continue.” According to Twitter, the hacking incidents seem to be the result of phishing attacks targeted at corporate email accounts. Twitter suggests that companies employ a pretty standard set of password security practices in response: changing current passwords, using new ones that are at least 20 characters long and are made up of either randomly-generated characters or random words, and to never email said passwords, even internally (programs like 1Password are mentioned as good solutions to ensure password security).

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