Sorry for the Nazi spam from my Twitter account

It happened to me (and many others). It could happen to you.

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Hackers could bypass protective measures to gain access to locked Twitter accounts

Twitter has patched an issue that allowed attackers to bypass protective measures for user accounts that have been locked.

David Bisson reports.

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Smashing Security podcast #007: ‘ASCII art attack’

Printers start churning out ASCII art after a vigilante hacker hijacks 160,000 devices, a researcher reveals how you can get Donald Trump to tweet an embarrassing spoof video of himself, and has your smart TV been snooping on you?

Check out our latest “Smashing Security” podcast.

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Smashing Security #005: ‘Upskirt insecurity’

Join me and fellow computer security industry veterans Vanja Svajcer and Carole Theriault as we have another casual chat about whatever is on our minds.

This week: An alleged hacker finds the downside to car rental, a New York Times Twitter account announces Vladimir Putin is planning to launch a missile attack against the United States, and an “upskirt” website leaks its user data.

Oh, and Vanja forces Graham to share an embarrassing privacy-breaching lavatory anecdote.

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Twitter hack sees New York Times warn of Russian missile strike against USA

Vladimir Putin is planning a missile strike on the United States?

Hold your horses, it’s the latest example of a newspaper having one of its Twitter accounts hacked.

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Lock down your Twitter: take care that rogue third-party apps don’t hijack your account

Have you linked third-party apps to your Twitter account? Maybe it’s time you did an audit of whether you still want them to have access to your Twitter followers and messages.

The recent Twitter Counter hack proves that even legitimate third-party services can run rogue, causing Twitter accounts to start sending spam.

Yasin Soliman reports.

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Clinton campaign chief tweets “Vote Trump”, after his account is hacked

Clinton campaign chief John Podesta tweeted what must have been a surprising turn of events, even in the most dramatic of presidential races.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales didn’t die this weekend, despite what his hacked Twitter account said

No, Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, isn’t dead.

But his Twitter *did* get hacked.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Beware bogus blue verified checkmark scams on Twitter

Scammers are exploiting Twitter users’ desire to get their accounts “verified” – take care what you click on!

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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A simple way to kill off Twitter trolls

@th3j35t3r writes on his blog: Simply put. If Jim is blocked by John, Jim can no longer even utter Johns handle/twittername in a tweet. If he attempts to the tweet simply doesn’t process or gets sinkholed. Period. The end. Forever, or until John unblocks him. This approach would not infringe on Jim’s ‘freedom of speech’,

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How to spear-phish Twitter users with greater success

A new automated spear-phishing framework maintained a success rate of between 30 percent and 66 percent among its targets on Twitter.

David Bisson reports.

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Playstation chief Shuhei Yoshida has his Twitter hacked by OurMine

Shuhei Yoshida, the popular president of Sony Computer Entertainment’s worldwide studios, appears to be the latest victim of the OurMine hacking gang, after his Twitter account was hijacked.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai hit by hackers

The hacking group which broke into social media accounts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have claimed another high profile scalp: the CEO of Google.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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32 million Twitter account credentials up for grabs – but site says it wasn’t hacked

Over 30 million Twitter account details are put up for sale on the computer underground.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

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VIDEO: George Harrison finds death is no escape from hackers

A hacker apologises after hacking the Twitter account of ex-Beatle George Harrison. Apparently the hacker didn’t realise the reason “The Quiet One” was so quiet, was because he was dead.

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VIDEO: Mark Zuckerberg, Kylie Jenner, Jack Black – hacked!

Mark Zuckerberg had his Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest accounts hacked over the weekend.

And he wasn’t the only one – actor Jack Black and Kylie Jenner also suffered as the result of social networking accounts being compromised.

Check out my latest video to learn more.

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