Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Twitter: The new stage for hacker hijinks | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

Twitter: all the news that’s fit to pwn

Generating a news frenzy usually reserved for Apple product launches, pranksters turned Twitter into wormville this morning. The fast-spreading exploits proved two things: Twitter is undoubtedly now a mainstream service, and it's joined the ranks of big-time tech companies as a target for hackers.

Security experts interviewed by CNET say the messaging service has done a fair job of protecting itself so far, but will have to be more careful with its coding if it wants to be trusted for news aggregation, integration on corporate sites, and as a useful international communication tool.

Twitter: The new stage for hacker hijinks | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

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