The recent hacking of Associated Press' Twitter account and the (luckily short-term) effect an explosive fake tweet had on the real-world has marked a turning point.
It took only seven minutes and a single shocking (but spurious) tweet and the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 143 points and briefly made some traders panic, Dan Goodin reports.
Researchers have discovered another active spamming campaign targeting Twitter users.
Security awareness training is an issue that has been and continues to be hotly debated both online and offline.
Here's food for thought from people you should be following on Twitter.