Cybersecurity

Twitter Vulnerable to Hacking

Security hole allows an opening for brute-force attempts

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Twitter users—especially those with desirable handles—risk having their accounts stolen, according to one recently hacked user who says there's a fundamental vulnerability in the service's security system.

According to Daniel Dennis Jones, whose account, @blanket, was recently hijacked, Twitter's password reset process allows hackers to attempt a more wide-ranging brute force approach to breaking into accounts than other services with more restrictive systems.