How to Avoid Getting Your Twitter Account Hacked

By Stefan Tanase“All upcoming Guns N’ Roses dates are officially canceled. Please contact your place of purchase for any refunds.”  No Guns N’ Roses fan ever wants to see this text. And especially when it’s published on Axl Rose’s official Twitter account, it’s a guaranteed recipe for disaster. 

NYTimes Report: Attackers Hit Google’s Password System

The New York Times is reporting that Google’s password system was compromised during a targeted attack last December.The system, called Gaia or Single Sign-On,  controls access by millions of users worldwide to almost all of the company’s Web services, including e-mail and business applications.

Apache Foundation Hit by Targeted XSS Attack

Combining a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability with a TinyURL redirect, hackers successfully broke into the infrastructure for the open-source Apache Foundation in what is being described as a “direct, targeted attack.”

Malicious hackers have found a way to hijack WordPress database credentials and use that information to redirect thousands of blogs to Web sites laden with malware.The attacks, which started last Friday, occurred mostly on WordPress blogs hosted by Network Solutions but it appears that there are multiple security weaknesses in play.

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