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A Serious Security Flaw Lets Hackers Steal Your Twitter Account


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❝ On Saturday, Twitter customer service notified Jones that his password had been changed. Alarming, because it clearly meant someone was trying to find a way into his account. He tried to log in but couldn't, but was still logged in on his phone, and saw that all his tweets had been deleted and his follower count had dropped to a big fat goose egg. ❞

Shame on you Twitter for not throttling failed login attempts with an exponential time backoff. That's what Homer Simpson would do.

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And what Facebook, Google, Apple, Amazon, and just about everyone else does, too.

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