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Twitter accounts hacked, including encrypted ones


john bunyan
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I hear that a quarter of a million Twitter accounts have been hacked, including some encrypted ones. See:

Twitter BBC

I am not a Twitterer as I think it is a bit narcissistic but if these people can hack encrypted files , is on line banking next?

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simonjary

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I went to change my bank online password and discovered it won't allow characters other than letters and numbers. A few special characters (:£?) can help the security. That said none of us are as clever as the hackers and their algorithms so its probably impossible to be entirely safe.

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wiz-king

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That's because they dont move around the keyboard.

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fourm member

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alan14

Hackers use automated word searches that go through the whole dictionary.

How hard is it to copy that dictionary and replace every i or I with 1 and every o or O with 0?

How hard is it to write software to reverse the order of the letters so you're catching all those 'clever' people who think no-one has thought of that?

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