It seems that Twitter is having problems with the security of the site. As stated in the article, “Get ready for more media hacks, Twitter warns,” by Meghan Kelly, “hackers broke into and tweeted from the Twitter accounts of CBS, NPR, and the Associated Press. The hackers posted messages that accused the U.S. government of “being in bed” with terrorists, and in the Associated Press’ case, faked an explosion at the White House.”
Firstly, are we still not at a point where we can prevent huge security breaches like this from happening among major social media sites? Those hackers must really be something. Twitter (as well as other social media sites) put in lots of effort to keep their sites secure. Most sites are beginning to have you verify your email once you make an account, they attempt to let you know what’s considered a strong password and what’s considered a weak password, and some sites even make reminder notes on different places of the sites to ensure people won’t give away their passwords and emails. It seems that all of these efforts are going to waste because people’s accounts are still being hacked.
Might I suggest hiring a few hackers to find out how people are hacking into your sites? It offers up jobs for people, and could be of some use! Just saying…
In the article, Twitter says, “Twitter urges companies not to share their passwords in email or over the Internet and to limit the amount of people who have access to the account.” Sorry, Twitter. I somehow doubt that’s what the companies are doing.
On another note, this kind of situation makes me wonder. When we give our information to sites, even big, well-known sites like Twitter and Facebook, and they say things like “No one will see this information, it’s strictly for the site’s purposes,” or something along those lines – is our information really all that safe? They can’t even really keep a hold on our entire account, let alone our little bits of personal information that we have on tucked into them.
I’d like to even go a bit broader and mention sites where we’d like to purchase items? Can we even really trust our information (i.e. credit card accounts) when we are only entering it momentarily for purchasing an item? How do we decide which information is too much information to be online at anyone’s disposal? Well, I mean, technically it is. I know my Twitter information could be.
Maybe this can even be linked to identity theft? But then again, I’m probably just going off on a rant now.