VIDEO: What the Katy Perry hack teaches us about computer security

Graham Cluley

VIDEO: What the Katy Perry hack teaches us about computer security


Katy Perry’s Twitter account was hacked.

Which is a problem, because almost 90 million people follow Katy Perry on Twitter, making the pop singer the most followed person in the world.

How do we know Katy was hacked?

She said something nice about Taylor Swift.

It could have been worse. Imagine if the hacker had tweeted a malicious link instead of a juvenile message to Perry’s arch-rival.

Watch my video about the lesson all Twitter users should learn from Katy’s account being compromised, and enable Login Verification if you haven’t already done so.

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Stay safe folks!

Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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