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Twitter bug exposes passwords

Twitter bug exposes passwords

If you’re a Twitter user, you probably saw the alert advising you to change your password. Take it seriously.

The social media platform revealed this month that a bug in the systems left all Twitter passwords exposed in an internal log. Now, there’s no indication that this log was breached or misused, but “out of an abundance of caution,” Twitter says you should consider changing your password.

Beyond taking that step, Twitter has additional advice for you—tips that really applies in every data breach situation:

1. Change your password. For Twitter AND on any other service where you use the same password.

2. Use a strong password that you don’t reuse on other websites.

What makes a strong password? The Federal Trade Commission advises using passwords with at least 12 characters with upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols. They also advise you to avoid common words, phrases, or information.

3. Enable login verification, also known as two-factor authentication. Twitter says this is the single best action you can take to increase your account security.

Reminder: Two-factor authentication requires a password and an additional piece of information to log in to your account. For example, the second piece could be a code sent to your phone. This effectively adds another layer of security because even if someone gets your password, they still can’t log in.

4. Use a password manager. They’re a great way to make sure you’re using strong, unique passwords everywhere. The Federal Trade Commission agrees. Given how difficult it can be to keep track of unique and strong passwords, a password manager can store them for you. This not only makes your life easier, but also makes it more likely you’ll use great passwords.

The Post, Maze Runner coming to Movies on Demand

The Post, Maze Runner coming to Movies on Demand

This week on Movies on Demand we have one of the most celebrated films of 2017, Steven Spielberg’s riveting “The Post.” For more action and thrills, there’s the third (and final) “Maze Runner” film, Liam Neeson’s latest thriller “The Commuter,” and the western “Hostiles.” As for the kids, we have the charming “Paddington 2,” a… Continue Reading

The Greatest Showman on Movies on Demand

The Greatest Showman on Movies on Demand

The life of one of America’s great showmen—P.T. Barnum—tops the list of new films coming this month to BendBroadband’s Movies on Demand. In addition to the Barnum biopic, there are pair of acclaimed crime thrillers, “All the Money in the World” and “Molly’s Game.” And if you’re in the mood for a winning drama, there’s the… Continue Reading

Thor, I, Tonya come to Movies on Demand

Thor, I, Tonya come to Movies on Demand

2017 featured some great superhero films. The latest to come to Movies on Demand is Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok,” one of the most fun blockbusters in a long time. DC’s “Justice League”—also available this month—might not be in the same league as “Thor,” but followers of the franchise will want to check it out. Fans of film-making… Continue Reading

Academy Award-nominated films coming to Movies on Demand

Academy Award-nominated films coming to Movies on Demand

With the Academy Awards on March 4, it’s only appropriate that BendBroadband brings some of best films of 2017 right to your living room. For virtuoso acting performances, you don’t have to go any further than a trio of great movies, including the coming of age comedy “Lady Bird,’ the Winston Churchill biopic “The Darkest… Continue Reading

Heartwarming new Movies on Demand

Heartwarming new Movies on Demand

BendBroadband’s Movies On Demand serving up two of the most inspiring films of 2017—the heartwarming family drama “Wonder” and the intense fire-fighting thriller “Only the Brave.” Both are outstanding films for the whole family. For those in the mood for something a bit different, “The Florida Project” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” feature Academy Award-nominated… Continue Reading