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Monday, March 5, 2012

Un Tweet

It almost prompted me to pull the plug on Twitter.

The accounts of several people I know were hacked last weekend.  No, it wasn't Anthony Weiner style stuff-- just some spam and an attempt to spread a virus or two.

Still, it was enough to make me angry.  Twitter is a big outfit, and the hack attack showed appalling lack of security.  Passwords were stolen, and there was junk flying throughout cyber space.

Even though I was lucky, and wasn't hacked, I have enough problems.  I don't need unauthorized Tweets going out under my name.

 Twitter puts a lot of great information at my fingertips.  However, it's not worth the security risk.  The plug gets pulled if it happens again.