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Twitter Password Security: 5 Things To Know

Twitter's response to compromised accounts teaches us lessons in social (networking) security.
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If you know anything about phishing, you know that a common tactic is to send an email -- under the guise of a commonly used service -- that includes some kind of provocative come-on. Sometimes the email will say that an account has been compromised and that a password reset is required. The idea is to get people to click through to a site and give up their personal info.

But what if a real company sends a real email warning to users that they may have been compromised by a phish from a fake company using a bogus email? Confused?

So were Twitter users on Thursday after all of this happened to them. Here are five things you should know about the alleged Twitter hack, and some things you can do to stay safe (or at least safer).

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