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Beware: Twitter's security problems are yours too

The Twitter microblogging service gets a lot of publicity, but recently that publicity has been increasingly bad as the company has become the victim of a series of hacks. The most recent incident, which came to light last week, initiated an industry squabble over whether cloud computing is inherently unsecure or whether Twitter executives are just guilty of using bad security practices. It seems that a poorly protected password allowed a hacker to gain access to company records in Google Apps, a suite of online office services Twitter uses.

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