'Experts' at cyber security conference willingly gave away their Twitter passwords
"If any website asks for your Twitter, Facebook or email password, you probably shouldn't give it out, as even a casual internet user should know.
But dozens of attendees to this year's RSA Conference – an annual security jamboree for researchers and IT workers – did just that, entering their plain-text Twitter usernames and passwords into entry fields and giving them up to the RSA website.
Although the website wanted the details simply so it could send a pre-written tweet about the conference, it means that the passwords have possibly been stored on the website itself, a major oversight.
Many websites or apps ask their users to share pages via a Twitter button, which reaches the social network through a secure connection and does not ask directly for login details. But it appears that dozens of cyber security workers were willing to give up their details, judging from the number of identikit tweets that appeared promoting the conference. Dozens of people tweeted: ‘I'm going to #RSAC 2016 in San Fran! Who wants to come with me?’ with a link to the sign-up page.”
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