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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.

Mindfulness Meditation can improve every aspect of your life

Mindfulness Meditation can improve every aspect of your life

What is mindfulness meditation anyway? If you haven’t been exposed to the concept or the buzz surrounding it, you might be a little confused as to how this relates to wellness. “Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention, in a particular way on-purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally,” said Jon Kabat-Zinn, the father… Continue Reading

Sportsman Channel to launch in Bend June 1

Sportsman Channel to launch in Bend June 1

From archery to big-game hunting to everything pertaining to fishing and firearms, the Sportsman Channel is launching on the sports tier on June 1. With nearly 200 shows, the Sportsman Channel has a huge variety of entertaining programming brought to life by amazing storytellers. The network features experts who offer instruction, product knowledge and the… Continue Reading

Behind the scenes of our new TV ad

Behind the scenes of our new TV ad

By: Irene Cooper Recently, we introduced you to our new TV commercial, High-Performance Internet, and its star, local fiddler CJ Neary. Here is a peek behind the scenes of the commercial shoot itself, which happened in late February west of Bend. Behind the Scenes The creative crew for BendBroadband chose the sanctuary at Unitarian Universalist… Continue Reading

Train Your Brain program kicks off in Central Oregon

Train Your Brain program kicks off in Central Oregon

Nearly 2,000 elementary students in Central Oregon will be sporting some new helmets designed to keep them safe. BendBroadband is one of several organizations that are part of The Center Foundation’s partnership program called Train Your Brain.  The goal of the two month-long initiative is to educate every third grader in the region about brain injury prevention and… Continue Reading

Down to The Final Four

Down to The Final Four

This year’s March Madness has proven to be exactly that. The biggest shocker of the tournament has been Loyola–Chicago, the 11th seed in the South region. The Ramblers knocked off Miami, Tennessee and Nevada to get into the big dance. Including Loyola, only four No. 11 seeds have ever advanced out of their region to… Continue Reading

Hit series, star-studded movies for $10.99/month

Hit series, star-studded movies for $10.99/month

Everyone wants great things to watch at a great price and, thanks to SHOWTIME, you can make it happen. For a limited time add SHOWTIME® to your existing BendBroadband package for only $10.99/mo. for 12 months! You can watch award-winning series and movies, sports, documentaries, and comedy specials anytime, anywhere with SHOWTIME. And we really… Continue Reading

Our website has a few small changes

We made some changes “under the hood” of the BendBroadband website to make it faster and easier to navigate. Here’s a quick overview of the changes you might notice: • On the navigation bar, under Support: a drop-down menu has been added so you can quickly access topics including: Internet, TV, Phone, Account and Email.… Continue Reading