Was reading Neowin this morning (instead of clearing snow… it’s really coming down) and saw this. I’m not sure how many of you have a Twitter account, so I thought I’d let folks know about it.
The bad news: Twitter was hacked and 250,000 accounts were compromised. This was no amateurish attempt, either.
What’s the good news here? Not much except they weren’t asleep at the switch. They caught it and stopped it while it was happening. I haven’t read that about many, in fact any of the numerous attacks which have happened. That might not be true for long, since this year promises to be a record.
The other part of the good news is that Twitter’s passwords are both encrypted and salted.
Just the same folks, if you use Twitter… and there are many good reasons to do that, Twitter is advising you all to change your password and to make it strong (a combination of capital and small letters as well as numbers and symbols).