by Paul Ducklin PONG FOR ONE!? No audio player below? Listen directly on Soundcloud. With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. You can listen to us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and anywhere that good podcasts are found. Or just drop . . . Read more
A portion of the social media site’s source code was posted on GitHub shortly after widespread layoffs at Twitter. Image: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images Twitter has taken down a GitHub listing in which a significant amount of the social media site’s source code was leaked, according to a legal . . . Read more
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Ironically, Twitter Blue users will be allowed to keep using the very 2FA process that’s not considered secure enough for everyone else.
If the crooks have connected up your phone number and your Twitter handle… what could go wrong?
That was the week that was…
by Paul Ducklin You can probably guess what we mean by “Twitter hack“. Some data breaches involve millions or even billions of accounts, perhaps compromised by a leaky cloud storage server or a poorly-secured customer database. In contrast, the Twitter hack we’re referring to ultimately led to the takeover of . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin How a social engineer ripped off a victim lured in by one of those “small outstanding fee to pay” home delivery scams. The ransomware crooks targeting networks that still haven’t done their Hafnium patches. And the Linux kernel security holes that lay there undiscovered for 15 years. . . . Read more
by Paul Ducklin Remember when a whole bunch of celebs and top brands apparently went crazy tweeting about Bitcoin? It happened in July 2020, when many prominent blue-badged Twitter accounts suddenly starting sending out scammy cryptocoin messages. Fake tweets were blasted out from compromised accounts belonging to an eclectic range . . . Read more
by Harriet Stone TikTok is a video-sharing social media platform, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, where users make and share short-form videos that range from three seconds to one minute long. It’s the latest app to take its turn on the social media throne, following MySpace in 2005, Facebook in . . . Read more