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Hacker Leaks Details Of 15,000 Twitter Accounts; A Quick 3-Step Guide To Protect Your Account Right Now

On Tuesday, a hacker from Mauritania gained access to more than 15,000 Twitter accounts’ user IDs and the associated OAuth tokens used to connect Twitter accounts to third-party services.

The self-dubbed Mauritania Attacker published his haul, which does not include Twitter user passwords, online.

Below, more details on the situation and how to protect your account right now.

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Will Twitter Adopt Google’s Two-Step Verification Process In Response To Recent Attacks?

Twitter was pretty massively attacked recently and experienced lots of minor outages, so we can be pretty sure they’ll be ramping up security measures some time soon. But what will THAT look like for users?

If they adopt Google’s two-step verification process (and some folks think they will), it will make Captcha images seem fun and inviting. And yes, we know that captchas pretty solidly suck.

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