Several recent incidents involving U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration can teach users something about IT security—particularly about Twitter and what not to do with it.It turns out that several White House-related Twitter accounts—including the president’s official account, @POTUS—until recently were revealing sensitive information that hackers might be able to exploit.[ Docker, Amazon, TensorFlow, Windows 10, and more: See InfoWorld’s 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]
The problem revolves around the service’s password reset function.
If the account holder doesn’t take certain steps to secure it, Twitter exposes information that anyone with the right skills can use to uncover what email address—in redacted form—was used to secure a Twitter account.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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