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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    My Twitter account got hacked
    I'm trying to get it back.
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    Thanks for the article, teezone

    I am having trouble: I request a Twitter
    password reset but I can only get the page
    where I request the reset, I haven't been given
    the ability to actually reset it.

    Last night when I first got an email with
    a reset subject heading I automatically hit the
    spam button because I get spammers from time to time.

    The article is interesting
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    I have a gmail connected to my Twitter.
    All communication from Twitter was going into my Spam box.

    I have trouble finding my boxes: spam & sent & trash.
    One reason is that gmail pushed those down and then
    I've started to use a labeling system -- I label correspondence
    especially from affiliate networks -- I've made tons of labels
    & terms so finding my spam folder took effort but I found it.
    YAY

    I'm connected back to Twitter. Glad to be back

    Create a separate & distinct password for each of your web applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7 View Post
    Create a separate & distinct password for each of your web applications.
    Good advice.

    I use this one for everything: 5!u-Q%T$L7^b
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    You're telling everybody your password??

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgerBoy View Post
    You're telling everybody your password??
    Shhhh. No one will notice...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    I use the word password.. makes it easy to remember.

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    Yup. Easy to remember, that's the best way: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    Good advice.

    I use this one for everything: 5!u-Q%T$L7^b
    It's great to use one you can remember like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by teezone View Post
    I use the word password.. makes it easy to remember.
    That helps in situations like when you're visiting a relative on vacation or
    something -- "password" you'll always remember
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7 View Post
    I have a gmail connected to my Twitter.
    All communication from Twitter was going into my Spam box.

    I have trouble finding my boxes: spam & sent & trash.
    One reason is that gmail pushed those down and then
    I've started to use a labeling system -- I label correspondence
    especially from affiliate networks -- I've made tons of labels
    & terms so finding my spam folder took effort but I found it.
    YAY

    I'm connected back to Twitter. Glad to be back

    Create a separate & distinct password for each of your web applications.
    I'm glad you got back up. Good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by writerguy View Post
    Yup. Easy to remember, that's the best way: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

    Gary
    Hehe... can't help but think of the movie SpaceBalls here..

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    I got a notice (twice) that my account had been hacked and they were resetting my password.
    Certainly saw the news article on it.
    But I can still log in with the original password. Suspicious.

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    Any idea how it got compromised?

    Totally agree on diff password for diff application.
    Try using a password application to save passwords cos I have to dig through that incase i forget

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    I bought roboform many, many years ago for like $19. It is, hands down, the single best money i've ever spent online.
    It loads into your browser bar, and when you set up a new account on a website, it remembers the site, your username and password.
    for about 90% of what I do, I never use my bookmarks, etc. I just pull up the roboform entry, it goes to the site, logs me in.
    Also will create random passwords, backup everything online, and much more. I've used it on every computer and it is truly invaluable to me. Highly recommended.
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    Mine got reset as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Ewe View Post
    Any idea how it got compromised?
    Apparently Tweeters who joined Twitter roughly in the first half of 2007
    were targeted: that would include moi.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...password-reset
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7 View Post
    Apparently Tweeters who joined Twitter roughly in the first half of 2007
    were targeted: that would include moi.

    Twitter hack: how to find out if you're affected, and what to do | Technology | guardian.co.uk
    Yikes. Luckily I wasn't harmed by this but it's really scary!

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