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Target and other high profile Twitter accounts exploited for cryptocurrency scams

The latest high profile account to be abused by scammers to promote a cryptocurrency giveaway? US retail giant Target.

Another wave of Elon Musk bitcoin scams spread by verified Twitter accounts

The cryptocurrency giveaway scammers are up to their tricks again on Twitter, and it seems that Twitter simply can’t keep up with them.

My advice to Twitter? Make Login Verification compulsory for verified accounts.


Twitter gets physical – with support for hardware security keys

Twitter has given millions of users a way of making their accounts even harder to hack, with the introduction of support for physical keys.

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

How to protect your Twitter account with two-step verification (2SV)

David Bisson explains how you can activate Login Verification on your Twitter account, including steps for activating login verification via SMS text messaging and via Twitter’s smartphone app.


Snapchat users: If you care about your privacy at all, read this

Snapchat introduces Login Verifications as an additional (optional) layer of protection.

As if teens taking naked photos of their private parts care about privacy…

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

Phishing and diet spam attacks hit Twitter users

British politicians and TV historian Simon Schama are amongst those promoting spammy diet advice after having their Twitter accounts hacked.

Why Twitter’s two-factor authentication isn’t going to stop media organisations from being hacked

Twitter’s new two factor authentication system will be welcomed by some users, but ignored by others who will find it a nuisance.

Notably, it’s unlikely to be much use at all to media companies who have suffered at the hands of hackers, as Graham Clul…