The Twitter underground economy and the fake social account market as a whole continues to gain momentum, and the financial motivations of this multimillion-dollar business remain clear.
Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information.
Following a slew of high-profile compromises of accounts belonging to media outlets such as AP and satirical news site The Onion, Twitter has finally implemented two-factor authentication to help prevent future ones.
A hacker that goes by the name of "Guccifer" - the same one who has allegedly compromised email accounts belonging to the Bush family and some of their close friends earlier this year - has hacked the email and Twitter account of Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell.
The recent hacking of the Associated Press’ Twitter account has begged the question, how secure are social media accounts? A study released by IObit reveals that 30% users always accept “Keep Me Logged-in” when they are logging into Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites.
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