Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Twitter Wants You to Change Your Password!

In a post a short time ago, Twitter urged users to change their passwords.

Like many other high-profile websites in recent weeks, it seems the popular social networking site is seeing their share of server attacks, the most recent of which is coming from the Torrent world.

One of the results has been an usual climb in the number of followers for "a couple of accounts over the last five days".

"It appears that for a number of years, a person has been creating torrent sites that require a login and password as well as creating forums set up for torrent site usage and then selling these purportedly well-crafted sites and forums to other people innocently looking to start a download site of their very own.  However, these sites came with a little extra — security exploits and backdoors throughout the system."

The complete post from Del Harvey, Twitter's Director of Trust and Safety can be found here.

Bottom line.  Twitter users ... change your password.