I wanted to comment on this, because it’s kinda scary: someone’s personal domain was hijacked to get at his twitter account. Ars has a discussion about what happened, and the user himself did basically everything right. It was the employees of various companies (mainly his domain registrar) that facilitated the attack.

Picking up the pieces after the @N Twitter account theft

I use a personal domain for some of my email, so that hit close to home. My registrar allows me to “lock” my domain settings, basically meaning nobody can change anything until I login and unlock it. Would that have stopped something like this? I hope so. But even the best measures are not always successful at thwarting a determined attacker.

Now I’m going to get on an airplane, have fun contemplating the implications.

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