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Diner’s customers hit by offensive tweets

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Hackers recently hijacked the Twitter account of US diner and sports bar operator Buffalo Wild Wings and used it to post insulting tweets. The restaurant’s 700,000 followers were bombarded with racist and scatological tweets over a twenty-minute period before the company spotted the incursion and took them down. The chicken… Read more »

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Twitter takes precautionary measures

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With internet privacy currently a hot topic, Twitter has advised all of its 330 million users to change their passwords. This advice comes as the result of the social media giant discovering a bug in its system. Because of the glitch, some Twitter passwords were stored before they could be… Read more »

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Rethinking two-factor authentication

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When it comes to account security it seems that the long-touted 2-factor authentication via SMS code is no longer up to the job. Two-factor authentication, in the form of a password and a temporary code sent to phones by SMS text message, is no longer viewed as adequately secure, following… Read more »

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Warning tweet posted before ISIS-linked attack in Texas

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On May 3rd, two men from Phoenix, Arizona shot a security guard outside a convention centre in which a contest was being held to draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The event, which was ostensibly organised in pursuance of the principle of free speech, was called the “Muhammed Art Exhibition… Read more »

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Researchers doubt Islamic State involvement in Tesla hack

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It seems likely that it was not Islamic State (IS) behind the recent cyberattack on Tesla motors, the famous American manufacturer of electric cars, but the prolific hacking group, Lizard Squad. The attack also breached Tesla’s Twitter account. On 25th April, all traffic to Tesla’s dot com website was redirected… Read more »

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Microsoft fall victim to another hack attack

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A Microsoft blog has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army shortly after two of its Twitter accounts and another blog were attacked by the same hacking group. The Microsoft Office blog had just been redesigned before it was targeted by the hackers who posted a screenshot of their work… Read more »

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