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Twitter Fixes Serious Flaw That Allowed Unauthorised Deletion of User Credit Card Info

Twitter Fixes Serious Flaw That Allowed Unauthorised Deletion of User Credit Card Info

Earlier this month Twitter launched a HackerOne initiative that rewarded security experts for correctly identifying serious bugs on the platform. The program pays out a minimum of $140 for any qualifying vulnerability, with no maximum reward – indeed, the bounty is scaled against the severity of the flaw.

This week Twitter has patched a hole that would have allowed a hacker to openly delete any number of account credit cards used for ad payments on Twitter, potentially costing the company millions in revenue. Accordingly, Twitter has paid out $2,800 to the security research who exposed the bug, a record bounty for the company.

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Another Twitter Bug Suspected As Gruesome Picture Plagues Timelines

CNBC is reporting that “shortly before 10:00pm ET on Thursday, Twitter users began complaining of unusual photos appearing in their timelines.”

Unusual and gruesome.

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Rupert Murdoch’s ‘Deleted’ Tweet Hasn’t Been Deleted At All (And Everyone Can Read It Right Here)

UPDATE: Twitter has now removed the Murdoch tweet completely. As a warning for future generations and/or media moguls, the rest of this article has been left as written.

Yesterday we reported about the arrival of Rupert Murdoch on Twitter, the ‘scandal’ that’s been caused by some of the messages he’s been sending on the network, and the accidental verification of a Twitter profile that pretended to be Murdoch’s wife, Wendi, but actually turned out to be a hoax.

Egg on Twitter’s face. Even worse, a rather disparaging tweet that Murdoch wrote about Britons that he was immediately pressured into removing hasn’t been deleted it all – it’s still there, in public, and everyone can read it.

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Twitter Registration Bug Leaves Thousands Of New Users Unable To Confirm Their Profiles

Back in March, Twitter unveiled some impressive statistics about the platform, one of which was the average number of new accounts created each day over the past month: 460,000.

Today that number is likely to be a lot lower, thanks to a registration error that is preventing new users from being able to authenticate their profiles.

And as you might imagine: they’re not happy about it.

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