Associated Press, 60 Minutes security hacks prompts Twitter to up security
12:48 PM, Apr 25, 2013
12:53 PM, Apr 25, 2013
(WXYZ) - It only took hackers a few minutes and twelve words.
The stock market plummeted $134 billion and the world did a double-take.
Two days later and Twitter is reportedly making major security changes.
According to Wired, Twitter is testing a new two-step verification process that they'll soon roll out to users.
Users will now be asked to provide a second piece of information to verify their identity, as opposed to just a password.
The hack also prompted a New York based web developer to create
ismytwitterpasswordsecure.com. The site looks similar to Twitter's login page and says "In order to help everyone out a little we've created an algorithm that will examine your password and tell you if it's secure."
But when users attempt to enter their info they are bombarded with a surprise.
The site warns "No no no no no no no no don't be an idiot!" in bold font on a bright red background. "Don't ever type your password on a site that isn't Twitter.com. Same goes for Facebook and Linked In."
It's a good, albeit brash reminder.
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