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What about non-repudiation??? Twitter is way too open to close a business deal.
Thank for sharing my Twitter article with your readers. Carl E. Reid, CSIDeveloper of Career Management Swiss Army Knife w/Smart Radar
"Non-repudiation is the concept of ensuring that a party in a dispute cannot repudiate, or refute the validity of a statement or contract." Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-repudiationAppreciate Brian's concern with the openness of Twitter, but what about direct messages? Perhaps entrepreneurs and/or "intrapreneurs" [sic] could initiate contact via Twitter and then revert to more conventional means to seal their deals offline?
Non-Repudiation- this is why twitter shouldn't be used for business http://budurl.com/2dme http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/01/05/either-fox-news-had-their-twitter-account-hacked-or-bill-oreilly-is-gay-or-both/lebrity Twitter Accounts Hacked (Bill O’Reilly, Britney Spears, Obama, More)131 Commentsby Michael Arrington on January 5, 2009My guess is this has nothing to do with the phishing attacks that started on Twitter a couple of days ago. But a few minutes ago the official Fox News Twitter account posted “Breaking: Bill O Riley is gay” (referring to the host of the popular Fox show O’Reilly Factor), right after a legitimate message about making turkey lettuce wraps.My guess is they’re just finding out about it now, and realizing their password, which was probably “password,” has been changed. Twitter will promptly restore the account to its rightful owners, I’m sure. But here’s my question - if you’ve had your Twitter account hacked, how long did it take you to get it back?Update: Ok, this is turning into a coordinated attack or one heck of a coincidence. The official Britney Spears Twitter account (which launched in October) also appears to have been hacked Any others?Update 2: We’ve got another winner: Rick Sanchez from CNN, who’s apparently not going to make it to work today because he’s “high on crack right now.”Update 3: Et Tu, Facebook? (see comments for bonus hack on Obama’s account)Update 4: Next! 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At what point is someone simply not smart enough to be on the internet?replymatt - January 5th, 2009 at 10:47 am PSTI bet is was those Magpie guys… While they are deleting all the hacked accounts, they should delete magpie too!replyM2Mz - January 5th, 2009 at 11:36 am PSTI just assume it was just a plain old dictionary attack. David - January 5th, 2009 at 9:14 am PSTThis is fantastic.reply Jonathan BruckJonathan Bruck - January 5th, 2009 at 9:14 am PSTLooks like job cuts are coming to Fox.reply Marshall Kirkpatrick - January 5th, 2009 at 9:14 am PSTDamn it I wanted to report on this first! :) Good catch. I thought it might be phishing too, but that account isn’t following anyone so no one could have DM’ed them - so I figure it couldn’t have been a direct message phishing attack. I wonder how much anyone pays attention to that RSS fed account anyway. I guess we’ll find out!replyJohn Turner - January 5th, 2009 at 12:03 pm PSTI sent the tip to you and Michael at the same time… Mike’s quick with the keys…reply Steve Bartlow - January 5th, 2009 at 9:16 am PSTLooks like @britneyspears got hacked too..“@britneyspears HI Yall! Brit Brit here, just wanted to update you all on the size of my vagina. Its about 4 feet wide with razor sharp teeth. 2 minutes ago from web”replybob - January 5th, 2009 at 9:32 am PSTSomebody hold my feet. I’m going in. Hope the hell it doesn’t snap shut!reply s - January 5th, 2009 at 10:09 am PSTNotice how techcrunch thinks ‘vagina’ is a horrible word. They had to fuzz it out. Now I would understand that for venacular like ‘pussy’, but for academic, physiological verbage? Huh.replyJP Holecka - January 5th, 2009 at 10:54 am PSTI think the size reference was the vulgar part. I would have blurred that part of the post myself.JP Boba Fett - January 5th, 2009 at 10:16 am PSTDon’t be scared… I fell into here when Solo knocked me off Jabba’s sailbarge.replyctfarrow - January 5th, 2009 at 1:13 pm PSTLOL, nice ref Boba… Walls - January 5th, 2009 at 9:20 am PSTAh, it’s been up there for one hour now…reply Judith - January 5th, 2009 at 9:21 am PSTI saw that little blurb about the Mr. Bill O’Reilly and wondered what took them [Foxnews] so long to make a statement like that about one of America’s greatest know it alls.reply CheyenneJack - January 5th, 2009 at 9:21 am PST@ricksanchezcnn also appears to have been hacked, since apparently he is high on crack. Could it be an inside job?reply Dave - January 5th, 2009 at 9:21 am PST:(reply Walls - January 5th, 2009 at 9:22 am PSTAnd now it’s gone…reply Bella Casa - January 5th, 2009 at 9:22 am PSTUm, I think Rick Sanchez’ twitter account at CNN has just been hacked into, too..he just sent out a tweet that he is high on crack and won’t be in to work today!reply fb507257835 - January 5th, 2009 at 9:22 am PSTyou’d think if someone went through the trouble of hacking the fox news twitter account, they’d take the time to spell bill o’s name right.reply fb507257835 - January 5th, 2009 at 9:29 am PSTTCers - Your facebook connect function seems to not know who I am. It shows my pic but has some random numbers as my name. and the link to my profile is broken….just an fyireply Michael Arrington - January 5th, 2009 at 9:34 am PSTyeah, all the messages are down now. guess the Twitter guys arrived at the office. :-)replyMark MayhewMark Mayhew - January 5th, 2009 at 11:21 am PSTactually, the hacked tweets were more interesting than the original tweets =)reply Joe - January 5th, 2009 at 9:34 am PSTIt looks like Twitter is having an issue….http://twitter.com/foxnews/statuses/1097407570The page you are referring to in your snapshot tool doesn’t exist…reply Chris Farley - January 5th, 2009 at 9:35 am PSTI can’t be sure, but this may be happening to Barack Obama’s Twitter account which for the first time in a while updated. Seems like an odd place for an opinion poll so I suspect something fishy.See here: http://twitter.com/BarackObamaThe erroneous tweet has since been removed.replyMichael Arrington - January 5th, 2009 at 9:37 am PSTyeah, apparently it was hacked too, with a link to a survey. different style but the timing is suspicious. If anyone has a screen shot of it, pls send it in.replyMichael Arrington - January 5th, 2009 at 9:39 am PSThere it is: http://dustincurtis.com/screen.....093630.jpg Jamie - January 5th, 2009 at 9:42 am PSTHere you go Mikehttp://i39.tinypic.com/e7y0rb.jpg Trading Goddess - January 5th, 2009 at 10:28 am PSTWell, at least they spelled Barackcorrectly.;) K-IntheHouse - January 5th, 2009 at 9:38 am PSTIt’s about time Fox news came out with the truth about Bill. Wish Steve Jobs had a Twitter account so someone can post on his health. :-p Or does he?replyMatt - January 5th, 2009 at 9:42 am PSTYeah… his health is still none of your business. i don’t even care if you are an executive at Apple, his health is none of your damn business.replyFauxhawk - January 5th, 2009 at 10:37 am PSTLike hell it doesn’t. It directly relates to the price my apple stock brings, and your telling me it’s none of my business. REALLY? Michael - January 5th, 2009 at 9:39 am PSTMike, did you really blur out the word ‘vagina’ in the britney spears screenshot?When did vagina become a bad word, and when did techcrunch lose it’s edge?replyMichael Arrington - January 5th, 2009 at 9:44 am PSTi dunno. i just didn’t want all the freak out comments.replyTrey Philips - January 5th, 2009 at 10:47 am PST…yet you left in the “4 feet wide with razor sharp teeth”? :P Christian - January 5th, 2009 at 11:36 am PSTNow you got them. John C - January 5th, 2009 at 9:40 am PSTDid you really need to blur out the word “vagina” in that screen shot? Arrington, are you that afraid of the female body?replyMichael Arrington - January 5th, 2009 at 9:45 am PSTi dunno. i haven’t had to deal with this specific case before. it just doesn’t pop up that often here at techcrunch.replyMichael Arrington - January 5th, 2009 at 9:52 am PSTapparently techcrunchUK has no hesitation: http://uk.techcrunch.com/2009/.....nt-pretty/ bob - January 5th, 2009 at 9:53 am PSTNo more blurry vaginas please. Reminds me of my drunken youth. Chris Thomson - January 5th, 2009 at 9:45 am PSTA few more tweets came out of @ricksanchezcnn, but most were quickly deleted. Here are a few that I managed to get a screenshot of:http://chris24.ca/snaps/Twitte.....124522.pngreply Darren - January 5th, 2009 at 9:45 am PSTThis is hilarious especially the Britney Spears one!reply barack obama - January 5th, 2009 at 9:49 am PST@barackobamareply Jason - January 5th, 2009 at 9:51 am PST@BarackObama posted a fishy “free gas card” survey link, and @Facebook just posted an obscene link.Looks widespread.reply Chaitanya Purandare - January 5th, 2009 at 9:51 am PSTI think even @facebook’s twitter account was hacked. It posted some spam link just few minutes ago.I wonder what’s going on!reply Mike Butcher - January 5th, 2009 at 9:56 am PSTWe picked up Britney’s hack just now on TechCrunch UK:http://uk.techcrunch.com/2009/.....nt-pretty/reply Mike Butcher - January 5th, 2009 at 9:58 am PSTYeah, we’re pretty free and easy over here in the U of K.reply Colin - January 5th, 2009 at 9:59 am PSTHere’s the @facebook one:http://skitch.com/cbartlett/by.....tlaid.infoStill up:http://twitter.com/facebook/status/1097561415… but I doubt for long.reply Kevin - January 5th, 2009 at 10:01 am PSTTwitter is now showing warning message to users about such scam…http://twitter.access-logins.com/login/is one of such phishing site looks like twitter.comreply Robin Grant - January 5th, 2009 at 10:01 am PSTHeh - it’s quite amusing, you must admit.Sorry Mike, I have to do the obligatory plug though - If Britney (or Sony BMG, I presume) had used a company like http://wearesocial.net/ to advise her (as Stephen Fry has done for his Twitter presence), she wouldn’t be in this situation…reply Bas - January 5th, 2009 at 10:12 am PSTDon’t forget @Facebookreply Ankur Jain - January 5th, 2009 at 10:25 am PSTGuess you love Twitter too much, Michael. :)I can daily see a post or two on it.reply Dominic Jones - January 5th, 2009 at 10:33 am PST@barackobama as well http://twitpic.com/zxepreply matt - January 5th, 2009 at 10:37 am PSTDo you think all the web apps that use YOUR twitter username and password are safe… A new twitter app comes out and everyone jumps on it, especially if it is techcrunched…you really have to think twice before using any third party app that needs your twitter username and pass…http://tinyurl.com/9jd9zcreply Robert S. Robbins - January 5th, 2009 at 10:39 am PSTWhy are you so sure the the official Fox News Twitter account’s twit is fake?reply Nirav - January 5th, 2009 at 10:45 am PSTO’Reilly is gay? I always knew he and Brit Hume were “involved.”reply Judy Rey Wasserman - January 5th, 2009 at 10:45 am PSTAn ongoing and frequently updated list of Twitter accounts that have been compromised and used to send phishing messages is posted at my blog : http://ungravenimage.com as a service for Twitter followers and friends.I am not a tech person, social media specialist or marketing guru. This posting ongoing blog posting is not self serving as it promotes nothing I do, just helps.The goal of it is to remove it as all the Twitter people on it who change their password are removed one by one and reestablished in their Twitter identities.I am an artist with an new theory of Post Conceptual Art , which also happens to be the first religious theory of art to come from the USA.Judy Rey Wassermanreply Wesley - January 5th, 2009 at 10:45 am PSTThis might finally push twitter to use something like oAuth. I predict they will launch it by next week and it will be required by every third party app.reply Michael Arrington - January 5th, 2009 at 10:47 am PSTupdated again. Huffington Post account hacked.reply Nirav - January 5th, 2009 at 10:49 am PSTArrington, you better change your password before the hackers start posting “Mike Arrington is homo” on your account.replyMichael Arrington - January 5th, 2009 at 10:50 am PSTwhy? I feel kind of left out.replyJesse Middleton - January 5th, 2009 at 12:37 pm PSTI said the same thing. I feel kinda sad that no one broke into my account to post mean things. hmm - January 5th, 2009 at 10:54 am PSTIts doubtful that all these high profile users all fell for a phishing scheme. More likely, twitter has a hole exposing users passwords (or changing them) to anyone who knows the exploit.The fact that Obamas FB account was also hacked, leads me to believe that twitter has a exploit showing in plain text the passwords of their users.reply Milos - January 5th, 2009 at 11:03 am PSTI wonder how were these hacks executed. Was it a pw dictionary or rainbow table attack (if so Twitter has to fix this) or was it user negligence/stupidity?In any event, it seems that the PW were reset by Twitter’s support team fairly quickly once they were informed on the events.replyJustin Leon - January 5th, 2009 at 11:58 am PSTPhishing. Thats what it took.replynone - January 5th, 2009 at 12:29 pm PSTTwitter does not rate limit login attempts, so it’s pretty easy to hack accounts using a dictionary attack.If your password is not a dictionary word, you’re safe.Twitter really should change this, though. Deep Diver - January 5th, 2009 at 11:03 am PSTWOW … Just emerged from Brittney’s vagi** … flashlights batteries were running out, so I had to re-surface.I’m glad that it didn’t shut. That would be a disaster !!reply Andrew Gwozdziewycz - January 5th, 2009 at 11:03 am PSTWhat the heck is Power Twitter?replyAndrew - January 5th, 2009 at 11:06 am PSTNevermind. I thought it was Twitter’s new revenue model and Mike was a beta tester. It’s just a Firefox plugin mentioned: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009.....-lot-more/reply Michael left out - January 5th, 2009 at 11:06 am PSTMichael Arrington is homo.ok, there. Don’t feel ignored anymore.reply Mered - January 5th, 2009 at 11:06 am PSTI think its amazing to see that the celebrity twitters are getting affected by the whole phishing situation that started over the weekend. I hope it starts to die down soon. But, there are going to be some random morons that give out their password to fake DM messages.reply Kris C - January 5th, 2009 at 11:10 am PSTI’m assuming the people that find these lame-brain pranks funny are not Twitter users. To have a power-crazed freak running rampant through a community people value is no laughing matter. I am not amused. I do however, hope they find the bugger and let some of us take a crack at schooling him the old-fashioned way.replyLife .. - January 5th, 2009 at 11:13 am PSTKris .. with all due respect : Get a life .Chill ….reply satan - January 5th, 2009 at 11:27 am PSTKris,With NO respect. Get off the internet and back into the kitchen.You have no business being here.reply Arron WashingtonArron Washington - January 5th, 2009 at 11:32 am PSTI don’t think hi-jacking anyone’s account is funny……but I have to admit that the messages that were posted were pretty funny. Especially the Rick Sanchez one.reply Life ... again - January 5th, 2009 at 11:42 am PSTYes, hi-jacking someone’s account is funny .. specially when moronic security measures are in place.We aren’t talking about nuclear secrets or credit card #s or SS numbers. This is some stupid tech-based ’social network’ used for meaningless purposes.Satan … be nice.And this comment about Brittney’s vagina size ” about 4 feet wide with razor sharp teeth” is NOT TRUE at all.I’ve measured it and its true length is 5.4 ft wide. The razor sharp teeth is true though.reply John Turner - January 5th, 2009 at 11:15 am PSTTwitter post a status update: http://status.twitter.com/post.....ion-stablereply ds - January 5th, 2009 at 11:22 am PSTadd Leo to the listreply sarah - January 5th, 2009 at 11:26 am PSTmost hilarious thing ive seen in 2k9 thus farreply asdf - January 5th, 2009 at 11:28 am PSTSeriously, 500$ says that twitter had a major exploit that let attackers see the plain text password of any user they chose.500 more says that they downplay the issue as being not that serious.replyyep - January 5th, 2009 at 11:31 am PSTI bet Twitter’s database was hackedreply one more thing - January 5th, 2009 at 11:30 am PSTIf twitter is asking you to change your passwords already, You better damn well change any passwords elsewhere that use the same info as on twitter -Arrington, if you use the same pass for any of TC’s stuff that you do on twitter, I would consider changing it. Im quite confident that a tech guy like yourself doesnt use a global password though, so likely no issuereply adamson - January 5th, 2009 at 11:37 am PSTThey should probably have more difficult passwords. :/reply theharmonyguy - January 5th, 2009 at 11:40 am PSTMore details from Twitter: http://blog.twitter.com/2009/0.....dness.htmlreply Lebron James - January 5th, 2009 at 11:48 am PSTAmazing- Can you imagine if something like this happened at gmail? There would be a pandemic.If Twitter wants to be treated like a big boy (FB, Myspace) , it should start acting like one. Downtime and getting hacked isnt included in that.reply Frederic SidlerFrederic Sidler - January 5th, 2009 at 11:56 am PSTI’m not sure it is always possible, but you even didn’t need the password to publish tweet. You just need to know the mobile number associated with the twitter account. And as many bloggers are used to published this kind of information, it was very easy to spoof the expeditor of the message. I did it for one of my colleague to demo the stuff last year and the joke was really cool.reply Steven Verbruggen - January 5th, 2009 at 12:09 pm PSTBis Stone just had a post about the subject, and he’s talking about oAuth as well!http://blog.twitter.com/2009/0.....dness.htmlThis is good news. In fact it’s a must and I actually can’t believe twitter came this far with this plain password set-up.I really don’t trust most of this twitter services. It’s not that I think they are malicious per se (although they might be). But you absolutely know zip about their security and policies.go oAuth!reply silicon valley dropout - January 5th, 2009 at 12:28 pm PSTi wouldnt be surprised if this was an inside job at twitter itself. what dumbass let their tools get hacked.reply Brian - January 5th, 2009 at 12:51 pm PSTFunniest thing I’ve ever read. Especially the Sanchez one.reply Jason Bean - January 5th, 2009 at 12:55 pm PSTROTFL, dude thats the funnies thing I have EVER seen. I love hackerz!http://www.web-privacy.pro.tcreply Curious - January 5th, 2009 at 2:25 pm PSTsad :(reply Jim - January 5th, 2009 at 3:27 pm PSTDamn convenient for Twitter all the lovely free PR they’re getting out of this. Inside job?reply