Iâ€™m really sorry. Please, forgive me, I really didnâ€™t want to lie to you, but I did 🙁
Today Olaiz has published the blog post â€œSince when Facebook changes your password?â€ and I suggested her to include the following sentence to end the article:
By the way, this advice is valid for any online service: social networks, email, banks, shopping 😉
I promise I did this with the best of my intentions. How could I figure out that there was some company stupid enough to do this? Well, there is such a company, and it is Twitter. I love Twitter, as you probably know if you are following me, but I could not imagine that they were able to do this kind of things.
His first thought was â€œof course, this is a phishing attack, but it is pretty well doneâ€. So Emilio checked the e-mail headers, the links in the messageâ€¦ everything looked real. But he knows about security (which means that he is a bit paranoid 😉 ) so he did not click on the link, but went to Twitter.com and tried to log in, and it didnâ€™t work. So he had to go to the â€œreal phishingâ€ message from Twitter, click on the link, and create a new password.
Incredible. I have no words. So I will change my previous advice, and it will be this:
By the way, this advice is valid for any online service (which takes security seriously and has common sense): social networks, email, banks, shopping 😉