If you happen to get an email from Twitter prompting you to change your password, it might be best to go ahead and do just that. Twitter has reportedly sent emails to several users asking them to change their passwords because of a potential security threat.
The email reads, “Twitter believes that your account may have been compromised by a Web site or service not associated with Twitter. We’ve reset your password to prevent others from accessing your account.” No word on just what the threat is, but TechCrunch is reporting that its Twitter account has been compromised and was used by a spammer to promote some “work from home” scams. Voice of America, the external broadcast institution of the U.S. federal government, says that several China-based foreign journalists and analysts are reporting an attempted hacking of their accounts as “China’s Communist Party begins a sensitive meeting that will set in motion a once-a-decade leadership transition.”
At least Twitter is on the case and making sure that people’s accounts are safe.
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