[Infographic] Twacked: When Good Twitter Accounts Go Bad

Fri, Oct 7, 2011

As Twitter’s user base grows so does the malicious activity on the social networking site. Malicious links spread easily on Twitter as a result of the widespread use of URL shortening services due to its 140 character limit.

In January 2010, Twitter banned 370 passwords for being too obvious, including 123456. As of July 2011, the list has grown to 401 banned passwords. Some of the latest hacked celebrity Twitter accounts include Lady Gaga, Ashton Kutcher, and Kim Kardashian. On September 10, 2011 the NBC News Twitter account was hacked and the perpetrators tweeted that ground zero had been attacked. On September 25, 2011 the USA Today account was hacked.

Veracode created this infographic that depicts some of these most recent high profile Twitter hacks.

Latest Malicious Websites Identified by Norton Safe Web

Fri, Dec 17, 2010

Listed are the 10 latest malicious websites, as identified by Norton Safe Web. Norton Safe Web is a service from Symantec that analyzes websites for safety and security problems. Their servers analyze websites to see how they will affect your computer, and let you know if a particular website is safe to visit before you view it.

Inspirational Business Quotes From the Business of Software Conference

Fri, Nov 26, 2010

In my second Fun Friday post, I’m going to share the top 11 business quotes from the 2010 Business of Software conference (BoS2010). I attended the Business of Software conference this year, and highly recommend it. The conference was jam-packed full of insights for software startups, and was truly an inspirational event.


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