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   Oh no, 250,000 self-important exhibitionists had their posting for people with two second attention span accounts hacked

02 Feb 2013 11:02 AM   |   8436 clicks   |   CNN
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BumpInTheNight     
and nothing of value was lost.

02 Feb 2013 07:53 AM
Barfmaker    [TotalFark]  
I read this story and to see if I was affected I logged into Twitter where I saw a tweet about a local festival so I clicked over to the weather to see if it was warm enough to go and I saw a mention of today being Groundhog day so I opened a news page to see if he had seen his shadow and he had so I opened IM to message my friend where I saw it was another friend's birthday so I opened Facebook to send him a message and a friend had just posted a picture from South America so I commented on that...

02 Feb 2013 08:31 AM
Smashed Hat    [TotalFark]  
No hashtag can contain my outrage at this news!

02 Feb 2013 08:31 AM
BumpInTheNight     

Barfmaker: I read this story and to see if I was affected I logged into Twitter where I saw a tweet about a local festival so I clicked over to the weather to see if it was warm enough to go and I saw a mention of today being Groundhog day so I opened a news page to see if he had seen his shadow and he had so I opened IM to message my friend where I saw it was another friend's birthday so I opened Facebook to send him a message and a friend had just posted a picture from South America so I commented on that...


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02 Feb 2013 08:33 AM
Weaver95     
why would someone want to try and hack my twitter feed?  i'm boring as hell.

02 Feb 2013 09:40 AM
Generation_D    [TotalFark]  

Weaver95: why would someone want to try and hack my twitter feed?  i'm boring as hell.


maybe your password to twitter's the same password as that to your bank. mainly the reason, looking to elevate privs elsewhere.

02 Feb 2013 10:04 AM
sullyman    [TotalFark]  
I was one of them. What do I win?

02 Feb 2013 10:38 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     

sullyman: I was one of them. What do I win?


a guitar

02 Feb 2013 11:04 AM
buntz     
YAY!!  Submitter is better than all the people who do something he doesn't!!!

/doesn't have a Twitter account
//does have Facebook

02 Feb 2013 11:08 AM
The Flexecutioner    [TotalFark]  
go #sand.

02 Feb 2013 11:09 AM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  
I'm more tired of hearing about Twitter than Honey Boo Boo and my gonorrhea college transcripts combined.

02 Feb 2013 11:09 AM
Testiclaw     
No twitter, no myspace, no FB.

Not because I think I'm above them, just that I'm asocial.

I like to hide in my cave.

02 Feb 2013 11:10 AM
LDM90     
Go yell at an onion, subby.

02 Feb 2013 11:13 AM
pxlboy    [TotalFark]  

Testiclaw: No twitter, no myspace, no FB.

Not because I think I'm above them, just that I'm asocial.

I like to hide in my cave.


LOL @ MySpace #ancientinternets #gotnothin

02 Feb 2013 11:14 AM
BumpInTheNight     

LDM90: Go yell at an onion, subby.


I thought your breakfast photos were a little on the mundane side this morning LDM90, could you have at least use that septia filter on the ones for you lunch please?

02 Feb 2013 11:18 AM
pxlboy    [TotalFark]  

BumpInTheNight: LDM90: Go yell at an onion, subby.

I thought your breakfast photos were a little on the mundane side this morning LDM90, could you have at least use that septia filter on the ones for you lunch please?


This.

02 Feb 2013 11:19 AM
IronTechV1     

sullyman: I was one of them. What do I win?


Your very own Vine account

02 Feb 2013 11:28 AM
Dragonflew     
Is this the thread where everyone insults twitter users in forgettable comments of less than 140 characters?

02 Feb 2013 11:33 AM
Marshmallow Jones     
Not me subby, I'm pretty sure there are tons of people who are enthralled by my daily activities, whereabouts, feelings on every subject, and every other non-witty thing I needlessly post no matter how farking trivial and no matter how farking utterly uninteresting I am.  I am not just a boring zilch with fark all to say - I matter!!  That's why I am on twitter!!

02 Feb 2013 11:33 AM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  

Dragonflew: Is this the thread where everyone insults twitter users in forgettable comments of less than 140 characters?


I don't insult Twitter users, I'm just sick of hearing about it all the time And that "tweet" is now a verb. I insult people who send me 10 pictures of their farking kids per day on Facebook and I have to be email-informed of it each time. I used Facebook once to stalk look up an old flame and I'm forever doomed.

02 Feb 2013 11:39 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie     
In the not-too-distant future, Twitter will just be another footnote in the history of media.
Like ICQ or Compuserve.

Of course, it will be replaced with something equally as inane.

02 Feb 2013 11:41 AM
Matthew Keene     
I'm okay here because I've got a Twatter account.

02 Feb 2013 11:41 AM
GandalfTheWhite     
Wow, sounds like Subby needs a hug.

02 Feb 2013 11:52 AM
Dragonflew     
Mugato:

I don't insult Twitter users, I'm just sick of hearing about it all the time And that "tweet" is now a verb. I insult people who send me 10 pictures of their farking kids per day on Facebook and I have to be email-informed of it each time.

I posted a picture of my new synth on Facebook yesterday with the title "my new baby", then threatened everyone by saying I will post 387 more pictures of it, all with the exact same expression.

02 Feb 2013 11:54 AM
BartSimpson     
I was one notified, too, yesterday at 4pm.  Automatically my password had been dumped.
So I reset my password.
Then recieved another notice at 7pm, telling me my password had been dumped.
So I reset my password, again.
Then recieved another notice at 8pm, telling me my password had been dumped.
So I reset my password, again.
This morning?  Again another?

I'm done.  If you get a tweet from @BartSimpson, it from the hackers.

02 Feb 2013 11:55 AM
macadamnut     
They're affected all right.

02 Feb 2013 11:58 AM
Shmeat     
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02 Feb 2013 12:20 PM
itsfullofstars     
And this kids, is why you use single purpose email addresses to sign up for things.  If it gets compromised, you toss it and get another one.

Plus it makes your information far less valuable when sold.

02 Feb 2013 12:26 PM
Badgers     
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02 Feb 2013 12:27 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

itsfullofstars: And this kids, is why you use single purpose email addresses to sign up for things.  If it gets compromised, you toss it and get another one.

Plus it makes your information far less valuable when sold.


solid

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02 Feb 2013 12:47 PM
Coco LaFemme     
I love Twitter.  It's fun.  I don't take it seriously, and I don't Instagram anything because I don't have an iPhone.  Or any kind of smartphone.  Chuck D from Public Enemy and DMC from Run DMC follow me, which is pretty farking cool.

02 Feb 2013 12:53 PM
Karne     

Mugato: Dragonflew: Is this the thread where everyone insults twitter users in forgettable comments of less than 140 characters?

I don't insult Twitter users, I'm just sick of hearing about it all the time And that "tweet" is now a verb. I insult people who send me 10 pictures of their farking kids per day on Facebook and I have to be email-informed of it each time. I used Facebook once to stalk look up an old flame and I'm forever doomed.


Hey grandpa, remind me to show you how easy it is to turn off email notifications next time I visit you in the old folks home.

02 Feb 2013 12:57 PM
chitownmike     

Karne: Mugato: Dragonflew: Is this the thread where everyone insults twitter users in forgettable comments of less than 140 characters?

I don't insult Twitter users, I'm just sick of hearing about it all the time And that "tweet" is now a verb. I insult people who send me 10 pictures of their farking kids per day on Facebook and I have to be email-informed of it each time. I used Facebook once to stalk look up an old flame and I'm forever doomed.

Hey grandpa, remind me to show you how easy it is to turn off email notifications next time I visit you in the old folks home.


was going to respond to this but I see it's been covered.
Also, tweet has always been a verb
9/10

02 Feb 2013 01:29 PM
Just_a_Bear     
"self-important exhibitionists" you almost say that like it's a bad thing

02 Feb 2013 01:37 PM
Another Government Employee     
I was going to twit this morning, but I thought better of it.

02 Feb 2013 02:43 PM
HammerHeadSnark     

The Flexecutioner: go #sand.


I see what you did there.

I love you, man.

02 Feb 2013 04:06 PM
Buffet     
Great! I don't like twits anyway.

02 Feb 2013 04:27 PM
reillan     

Just_a_Bear: "self-important exhibitionists" you almost say that like it's a bad thing


Time for a GIS...

02 Feb 2013 04:44 PM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  

Karne: Mugato: Dragonflew: Is this the thread where everyone insults twitter users in forgettable comments of less than 140 characters?

I don't insult Twitter users, I'm just sick of hearing about it all the time And that "tweet" is now a verb. I insult people who send me 10 pictures of their farking kids per day on Facebook and I have to be email-informed of it each time. I used Facebook once to stalk look up an old flame and I'm forever doomed.

Hey grandpa, remind me to show you how easy it is to turn off email notifications next time I visit you in the old folks home.


Everything I do for a living is dependent on technology developed in the last 24 months (that's opening me to a lot, I realize). Just because something is new and is also lame doesn't mean the person pointing out it lameness is a technophobe.

02 Feb 2013 05:18 PM
bratface     
Testiclaw: No twitter, no myspace, no FB.

Not because I think I'm above them (I am though), just that I'm asocial.

I like to hide in my cave.

This ^^^^

02 Feb 2013 05:34 PM
Just_a_Bear     

reillan: Just_a_Bear: "self-important exhibitionists" you almost say that like it's a bad thing

Time for a GIS...


I tried it and the only interesting picture was Heidi Klum starting the trend of bodyscape pictures on twitter.

03 Feb 2013 10:58 AM
foxyshadis     

itsfullofstars: And this kids, is why you use single purpose email addresses to sign up for things.  If it gets compromised, you toss it and get another one.

Plus it makes your information far less valuable when sold.


Technically, they didn't even get passwords. They got salted & bcrypted hashes, which are useless as long as you didn't use a single dictionary word as your password, and the resets are just Twitter being paranoid, because inevitably some people did. Plus, what do email addresses have to do with this?

03 Feb 2013 07:08 PM
itsfullofstars     

foxyshadis: Technically, they didn't even get passwords. They got salted & bcrypted hashes, which are useless as long as you didn't use a single dictionary word as your password, and the resets are just Twitter being paranoid, because inevitably some people did. Plus, what do email addresses have to do with this?


My email address is more valuable than my password.  One is easy to change, the other, not so much.

03 Feb 2013 08:54 PM
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