Log Into Twitter And Change Your Password

Just do it. Log in. Change your password. And then think REALLY hard about which services you’re giving your password to. This phishing thing is getting stupid fast.

Go to http://www.twitter.com and log in. The setting is right here:

http://twitter.com/account/password

Just change it. It might not be you. But it probably is someone you know. Please retweet the holy hell out of this post.

Here’s why. (amended to please Steve Garfield)

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  • http://www.logosandveritas.blogspot.com @joeolson14

    I did do that but i also think it’s a good idea to send a message to those accounts that are hacked, that are sending you the phishing DM’s telling them that they’ve been hacked.

  • http://www.clareevans.co.uk Clare Evans

    Be wary of giving your password to ANY apps that are out there – where there’s a password (will) there’s a way. If they can get into your data they will. We’re pretty familiar with the standard phishing scams but need to be extra cautious about what else might be phished.

    @clarevans

  • http://www.logosandveritas.blogspot.com @joeolson14

    I did do that but i also think it’s a good idea to send a message to those accounts that are hacked, that are sending you the phishing DM’s telling them that they’ve been hacked.

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  • http://cashonthebarrelhead.net Sara Aase

    Done. Why is there no https on the settings/password page in Twitter? Disturbing.

  • http://cashonthebarrelhead.net Sara Aase

    Done. Why is there no https on the settings/password page in Twitter? Disturbing.

  • Natalie

    Done! Until I read your post, I didnt’ know that using 3rd parties could have led to this. I’ll do what you said and RT the hell out of this link!

    • Rchllayhrt60

      reall!!!!

    • Rchllayhrt60

      reall!!!!

    • Nathaneagle

      hi tj
      here

  • Natalie

    Done! Until I read your post, I didnt’ know that using 3rd parties could have led to this. I’ll do what you said and RT the hell out of this link!

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  • ani625

    Couldn’t have come at a better time!
    Context: Twitter monday hacking madness ;)

  • ani625

    Couldn’t have come at a better time!
    Context: Twitter monday hacking madness ;)

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  • http://blog.gadodia.net Vaibhav Gadodia

    Well, this post finally made me move. Though I had not fallen for the phishing scam, but I have in the past given my twitter credentials (however begrudgingly) to third party sites (one actually, for auto-tweeting my posts).

    No more. I have changed my password, but since I still wanted to auto-tweet, I did this: http://blog.gadodia.net/twitter-safety-with-windows-livewriter/

  • http://blog.gadodia.net Vaibhav Gadodia

    Well, this post finally made me move. Though I had not fallen for the phishing scam, but I have in the past given my twitter credentials (however begrudgingly) to third party sites (one actually, for auto-tweeting my posts).

    No more. I have changed my password, but since I still wanted to auto-tweet, I did this: http://blog.gadodia.net/twitter-safety-with-windows-livewriter/

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  • http://smangela.wordpress.com/ Samantha McDuffee

    Phew! I thought I was the only one who’s a little paranoid about this.

  • http://smangela.wordpress.com/ Samantha McDuffee

    Phew! I thought I was the only one who’s a little paranoid about this.

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  • http://www.jonbergan.com/ Jon Bergan

    It’s a shame that it came to this – I guess it was bound to pop up. I recently developed a Twitter plugin for WP which allows users to post directly from a blog to Twitter, however it asks for their username/password. I am sure there is going to be some user trust related issues now with such a plugin due to these issues. Ugh!

  • http://www.jonbergan.com/ Jon Bergan

    It’s a shame that it came to this – I guess it was bound to pop up. I recently developed a Twitter plugin for WP which allows users to post directly from a blog to Twitter, however it asks for their username/password. I am sure there is going to be some user trust related issues now with such a plugin due to these issues. Ugh!

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  • chuvel

    I NEED 2 CHANGE MY PASSWORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chuvel

    I NEED 2 CHANGE MY PASSWORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fredrica Collins

    DIZ IZ 4 ALL DEM HATERZ OUT DERE SIPPING ON DAT HATER RADE……….

  • michelleaguilar

    cANCEL my account to twitter michellebeaaguilar@twitter.com

  • Lester Colodny

    I would like to join twitter…I have already…but my information is wrong what should I do

  • Viezha_hosts

    i louph you indonesian…

  • Prettynicole13

    hey wats up can sumbodii tell meh i how to change an password on a twitter please.. i really need help.. im cryinq please help..

    • Rchllayhrtr60

      I know how you feel

    • Rchllayhrtr60

      I know how you feel

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  • http://twitter.com/pedrinhojoao Pedrinho Joãoâ„¢

    Please… everyone knows that.

    • Rchllayhrt60

      Knows what?

  • Sfude70

    When r our leaders from public sector union going to learn to take our mandate not theirs?

  • Rchllayhrt60

    To bored to read it

  • jerry

    new on twitter

  • http://www.facebook.com/ongemmalyn14 Gemma Velasco Ong

    i need bf

  • SrVirga

    how do i change my twitter password

  • shonda

    I dont know my password or my email to twitter

  • Mofe

    Whatever- … i just need to know HOW to get a twitter account!

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