TITLE

Hitting Twitter

AUTHOR(S)
Wolfe, Daniel; Bills, Steve
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
American Banker;11/18/2009, Vol. 174 Issue 208, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that an IBM (International Business Machines Corp.) security researcher in Turkey made an attack on the social networking service Twitter to demonstrate a potentially dangerous weakness in online authentication systems. The Turkish IBM employee, Anil Kurmus, showed that Twitter login credentials which had passed through encrypted data streams using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol could be stolen.
ACCESSION #
45371725

 

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