Twitter is urging users once again to improve their passwords - both on Twitter and on other online services.
Cryptome, the well-known online repository of documents concerning cryptography, freedom of speech, spying, and surveillance, has been hacked again on Monday night, says the notice on the site's main page.
Hack In The Box launched the #HITB1337Giveaway - A Twitter based competition that will see one lucky winner not only walk away with a VIP ticket to the triple track hacker conference in April but also $1337 to help with travel expenses.
The announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI later this month has taken the world by surprise, but spammers were quick to react to the news by flooding Twitter with random messages and spammy links accompanied with "#Pope": The offered bit.ly shortened links are currently leading to webpages apparently hosting adult videos and other pages designed to make money through affiliate links but, as Sophos' Graham Cluley notes, webpages infected with malware or phishing sites could easily be next.
In the wake of last week's compromise of 250,000 Twitter accounts comes another threat to Twitter users: phishing messages - both DMs and tweets - that lure in the curious by asking "Did you see this pic of you?" Appended to the message is a bit.ly shortened link that leads to a changing subdomain on hecro.ru, from which the victims are redirected to one of a number of spoofed Twitter login pages located on typosquat-style domains such as tivtter.com, iftwtter.com and iwltter.com.
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