Hacker admits to Twitter account hijackings

openpadlockwithkeysRecently a few celebritie’s twitter accounts were hacked – and yesterday an 18-year old hacker revealed that he was indeed the cuprit behind the hijacking. All because of a Twitter moderator’s poor choice in a password for their account. 

He even posted a video (below) to prove that he had gained administrative access to Twitter.

Coding Horror has explained why it was so easy, and why as application developers we need to insist on building more stringent methods in our applications and highlighting this potential security flaw, if not implemented correctly, to companies we build these applications for.


2 Responses to “Hacker admits to Twitter account hijackings”

  1. did the Twitter Admin change his password to “sadness” after he was hacked? haha… ok not funny

    • @coffee – I would think, promptly fired after that event. One thing’s for sure, no one’s going to let them forget what happened. What happens on the Internet, stays on the Internet, forever 🙂

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