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Thursday, January 08, 2009

Weak Password Brings 'Happiness' to Twitter Hacker

Wired claims that some kid is taking credit for hacking celebrity Twitter accounts and that a weak password made the attacks extremely easy. If true, someone needs to smack around their admin for having a password like “happiness.”

The hacker, who goes by the handle GMZ, told Threat Level on Tuesday he gained entry to Twitter's administrative control panel by pointing an automated password-guesser at a popular user's account. The user turned out to be a member of Twitter's support staff, who'd chosen the weak password "happiness."

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