Posted on February 19th, 2013 at 5:47 PM EDT
This has been quite an interesting month in security news. Multiple major companies have been hacked, including Apple themselves, and there are rumors of yet another new bit of malware for the Mac. Yet all is still rather unclear. Is this all related? It’s probably too soon to say for sure, but I am guessing that it may be.
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Posted on February 2nd, 2013 at 9:04 AM EDT
The latest in a long string of sites to be hacked, Twitter reports that they were hacked and the account information for 250,000 users was captured. Twitter says they have reset the passwords for affected users and sent explanatory e-mail messages to all of them. However, I would not advise assuming that you are safe if you did not have your password reset. The attackers could have accessed more data than Twitter realizes. Conversely, I would not advise clicking links in any e-mail messages you receive, as they may not actually come from Twitter. This sort of situation invariably leads to phishing attempts, as other hackers try to trick users into revealing passwords. All users of Twitter should immediately change their passwords. Log in to Twitter.com, click the gear icon (in the top right corner of the page) and choose Settings from the menu that appears, then click Password on the left side of the page.