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Twitter hacked

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by dpeters11, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Feb 1, 2013 #1 of 13
    dpeters11

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    Twitter got hacked earlier this week, affecting 250,000 accounts. I have gotten no indication that mine was included but changed my password anyway. Fortunately, they say that the information was encrypted and salted.

    http://blog.twitter.com/2013/02/keeping-our-users-secure.html
     
  2. Feb 1, 2013 #2 of 13
    trh

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    I received an email from Twitter tonight that mine may have been compromised and that Twitter had reset my password.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2013 #3 of 13
    dpeters11

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    If you reuse that password anywhere else, you might want to change those as well, just to be safe. Though if they really are salted, it's a minor risk.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2013 #4 of 13
    trh

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    It was a unique password generated by LastPass.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2013 #5 of 13
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    Good answer :)
     
  6. Feb 2, 2013 #6 of 13
    trh

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    Love LastPass, but our company just killed my access to it from the office (and all other auto-synchronizing programs like DropBox and Evernote). Trying to find out if I can use a YubiKey in its place.

    I'm getting to old to remember and there are to many sites requiring passwords.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2013 #7 of 13
    Mark Holtz

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    KeePass + FreeFileSync + USB Drive. This is what I use for my primary password source, and then LastPass for secondary.
     
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    trh

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    Thanks Mark. Something I'll certainly research.
     
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    just tape them all to monitor :lol:
     
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    Sticky notes -- lots and lots of sticky notes!
     
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    OMG! Now people who don't even know me can find out what I had for breakfast!
     
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    McDonald's? :)
     

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