Twitter goofed, sending out a deluge of password-reset emails on Monday evening that turned out to have been triggered by a system error. Yes, it's a false alarm, but what the heck - any excuse to nag people about password reuse will do!
A US man, Matthew A. Buchanan, has admitted that he and his accomplices jimmied open YouTube accounts via Google's password recovery process. They also hacked AOL email, right on up to the inbox of the AOL CEO himself.
UK researcher Jack Whitten found that a few easy back-and-forths with Facebook SMS updates on his mobile phone could let him reset passwords on others' accounts. Facebook gives him $20k for finding it. That deserves a 'Like'!
A serious security problem has been uncovered in Skype, which allows hackers to hijack accounts just by knowing users' email addresses.
Microsoft says it has fixed a serious vulnerability in Hotmail, that was allowing hackers to reset account passwords, locking out the account's real owner and giving attackers access to users' inboxes.