Lock down your Twitter security settings now

There’s no time like a high-profile Twitter hack to make sure you’re doing this right.

Twitter is being walloped by what appears to be a hack affecting several high-profile accounts owned by tech companies and luminaries that tweeted out scam messages promising to double bitcoin payments. As Twitter tries to sort out what’s going on, users with verified accounts are finding that the company is apparently limiting their ability to tweet or change password settings.

It’s unclear at this time whether individual users’ accounts have been hacked or whether something has gone terribly wrong inside Twitter’s systems. (Twitter began removing tweets of screenshots showing internal tools that were possibly used in the attack.) Wherever the vulnerability occurred, it’s a good reminder to use security best practices in all your accounts.  more

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