Archive for May, 2012
UPDATED (Microsoft opened up the network, no longer beta) — Video introduction to SOCL – the new Social (search) Network by Microsoft
UPDATE (December 5th 2012): Microsoft opened up the network to all! It’s no longer in beta. The also (quite drastically) changed the layout! Functions in my screencast still valid though. Wil update it as soon as I find the time!
My first screencast ever on my blog !
There’s a new social network in town called SOCL (pronounce ‘Social’). It was originally in closed beta network but Microsoft now launched it well … quietly.
I’ve been experimenting a little with this new network and decided to make a short video introduction about it (in stead of typing 8 pages of text )
A short video introduction of the Microsoft social network ” SOCL ” by Christian Fictoor :
The ‘commercial’ by Microsoft:
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE:
partner in Fictoor Wagelaar crossmedia marketing communication
Here we go again. Thousands of Twitter passwords have been hacked.
In this post I’ll tell you a little bit about how to protect yourself and how to help reduce the problem for others!
Please reshare this post so we can stop the b#st@rds that keep hacking accounts!
Step 1 : How to detect the threat and prevent your password from being hacked.
In most cases you can easily prevent your Twitter password from being hacked. 9 out of 10 cases the hack will simply be posted into your DM box by one of your twitter contact (who have been hacked already). Although the text may differ it it usually something like the picture i’ve posted below (click to enlarge)
The DM will include a link DONT CLICK IT (!!!!!!) this link will hack your password.
Bottom line: if you have ANY DOUBT that your contact might have posted this message don’t click the link…
Step 2: Warn the person who’s account has been hacked and just sent you the hacked DM
Send a message (NOT VIA DM) to the person you’ve just received the infected DM from he/she probably doesn’t know their account has been hacked. So write a new (open) message and @-mention the person. Use a message (in the language you would normally communicate in with this person) like :
“I’ve just received a infected Twitter DM – reset your Twitter PW asap”.
Once your contact has reset the password the hackers no longer have acces to their accounts (normally).
If you have any other means of contacting the person who’s account has been hacked please do so and tell them to reset their password and prevent other accounts being hacked.
Step 3: How to reset your Twitter password
If you are logged in (via the webbrowser version) go to : https://twitter.com/settings/password and follow instructions.
If you are not logged in or can’t access your account anymore go to : https://twitter.com/account/resend_password and follow instructions.
What to do if resetting Twitter password does not solve the problem ?!
If resetting the password does not help fixing your (of your friends) problem then it could also be the case that you’ve granted acces to a related APP which uses the Twitter API. Check all your permissions for external applications (after logging in) via the link : https://twitter.com/settings/applications
Here you’ll see a list of all applications that have access to your Twitter account. If you don’t trust any of the applications just hit ‘REVOKE ACCESS’. Please be carefull – apps that you use, but might have forgotten about (for example because you have granted this access many many months ago), will NOT be able to use the Twitter API anymore and might not function anymore!
Together we can make Twitter a safer place!