UPDATED 13:37 EST / MAY 01 2009

What’s Going on with Twitter’s Security?

image Twitter keeps having high-profile security problems. There’s been a long history of instances of Twitter worms and hacks over the years of the service’s existence, but the fact that in the space of only a couple days both the administrative panel and the President’s Twitter account have both been compromised by hackers.

Just two days ago, Mashable’s Stan Schroeder reported that administrative screens were released to the public after a hacker compromised a Twitter employee’s Yahoo Mail account.

Today, Connie Loizos at PEHub reported on Twitter’s official confirmation of the compromise, which comes alongside not-so-coincidentally with the confirmation of the office of the President’s creation of the brand new Whitehouse Twitter account.

Certainly, there’s a vote of confidence in the service that the Whitehouse has decided to continue using the service in the face of such an egregious breach, but this sort of thing can’t continue and the service maintain any sort of respectability.


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