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Hacked Twitter Account

My old, dormant Twitter account recently started sending out direct messages to everyone on my list with spammy stuff. This happened within the last hour, and I just deactivated the account. The password for the Twitter account is different than the password for the email account that I set it up with. The password on the Twitter account hadn't been changed, and no tweets were sent from it (only DMs). Is this likely a third party app jacking the Twitter account (and therefore isolated) or should I be concerned about the establishing email account as well? I ask because this is my primary gmail account.
posted by codacorolla on Oct 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Any recommendations for a book on history of computer security?

I'm looking for a book recommendation on the history of computer and internet security. [more inside]
posted by cman on Sep 15, 2012 - 8 answers

Challenge all assumptions

Where's the profit in DDOS'ing IRC servers? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on May 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me solve a wifi mystery

Help me solve a wifi mystery. A paid wifi hotspot near where I am staying is intermittently providing me with free access to the 'net. I would like to try to understand why this is happening so that I can (hopefully) replicate it at will from my devices. [more inside]
posted by clark on Jan 12, 2012 - 6 answers

http://webbrowsingisnotacrime.org/unsecured_directory_of_images/

What are the legalities (in the United States) of browsing the contents of an "open folder" on a public website? [more inside]
posted by DocSharpie on Jun 14, 2011 - 24 answers

I was feeling insecure, you might not love me anymore

Having a minor freak out about identity theft, and looking for advice on making sure all my online information is as secure as possible. [more inside]
posted by goshling on Jan 5, 2011 - 16 answers

DIY Secure VPN/SSH connection?

I've been unsuccessful in getting an old pc up and running with Ubuntu or some other *nix OS. I am wondering. Is it possible to use VPN or ssh from my computer to my Dreamhost account to create a secure tunnel to their servers into to the internet? I'm using 0.00 gb on my account for bandwidth. Sound doable? [more inside]
posted by BoldStepDesign on Jan 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Web site hack?

Web site hacking attempts courtesy of "rory". [more inside]
posted by jca on Feb 28, 2006 - 32 answers

How can I keep my site from being hacked again?

Someone has been repeatedly trying to hack into my website. I'm on a windows box, running ASP and an Access Database. [more inside]
posted by quibx on May 9, 2005 - 10 answers

Port Scans

Every day for the last three weeks or so Sygate Personal Firewall Pro has blocked twenty or more port scans. In the past I would be scanned maybe once or twice a week. What has changed? I change my IP address from time to time and I know my box is secure and isn't worth hacking anyway. What gives? I'm getting tired of the blinking icon.
posted by Grod on Apr 3, 2004 - 17 answers

As a new webmaster, what should I do to protect my sites from hacking?

I'm new to the running a website thing. Reading the log files I noticed that people are already trying to hack me. Right now its the basic look for frontpage access (which, obviously, I don't have as I write everything in textpad) but I want to know what steps should I take to secure the server? How can I protect ftp directories, monitor bandwidth theft in the form of linking to images, etc.? can I prevent that all together? [more inside]
posted by Grod on Feb 26, 2004 - 13 answers

Stopping Spoofing Spammers

Anyone care to drop some knowledge about stopping spammers from spoofing your address? [more] [more inside]
posted by Hackworth on Jan 17, 2004 - 5 answers

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