I missed this bit of news that Twitter accounts that have SMS texting turned on may have been hijackable for quite some time (I’m beginning to think Krebs is one of the only truly successful security journalists around!). Provided you know the mobile number someone has activated to be allowed to post Twitter messages, and you’re coming from an international location. Read the article for the details.
More disturbing is the tone of dismissal and lack of creative thinking from Twitter in regards to this issue. Sure they had a fix, but they certainly didn’t grasp the full issue.
In essence, we’re rolling new tech (and ways tech can interact with other tech) out faster than we can properly manage it. Then again…that’s nothing new, now, is it?