Popular daily deals site LivingSocial has been hacked and 50 million users are asked to reset their passwords.
Internal e-mail sent to LivingSocial employees:
The information accessed includes names, email addresses, date of birth for some users, and encrypted passwords — technically ‘hashed’ and ‘salted’ passwords. We never store passwords in plain text.
Two things you should know:
1. * The database that stores customer credit card information was not affected or accessed.
2. * The database that stores merchants’ financial and banking information was not affected or accessed.
Twitter will soon introduce two-step verification system to all the users shortly. A two-step verification system would help prevent Twitter hacks from happening. Associated Press had its Twitter feed hacked today. Two-step verification would have prevented that.
Following the release of Facebook Home and the Graph Search Bar, Facebook has released a more striking and bold new logo. From the screenshot above, the right hand side is the new logo.
LinkedIn announced a major revamp to its iPhone and Android apps, which includes iPhone, iPad and Android devices. New features include letting users view updates and read news, share updates, browse and chat, and build networks while looking out for jobs on the site.
Micro-blogging site Twitter will be releasing a new music app this Friday. The Twitter music app, will let you listen to music provided by third-party services such as iTunes and Soundcloud and Vevo videos. The app will help users find artists and songs based on personalized signals, including Twitter accounts.
The evidence can be seen on Twitter’s new website at: https://music.twitter.com/
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg revealed a redesign of its news feed and he said the changes would help make Facebook a personalised newspaper. The makeover will roll out now.
The new design will give users better control over status updates, news stories, photos, events and more.
Facebook will unveil a new look for its popular newsfeed on March 7. The above screenshot is the invitation sent out to invite journalist to attend the event for the reveal of the newsfeed.
Here is a hint of what’s to come from Mark Zuckerberg:
One of the product design principles is, we want the organic content to be of the same basic types of format as paid contact. Historically, advertisers want really rich things and we haven’t provided those. But one of the things we’ve provided in the last year, you see the organic News Feed posts move to richer mediums. A lot of that comes from immersive experiences like Instagram. When you have those form factors for content, that gives you the ability to offer those form factors for advertisements well.
Twitter has faced the biggest hack ever with 250,000 active user passwords stolen by hackers. Security experts warned that the hackers had possession of a potentially valuable cache of information, as many people’s Twitter passwords are identical with their financial passwords.
Twitter has reset the passwords and revoked session tokens for the affected accounts. Those affected will receive an email from Twitter notifying them that they will have to reset their password.
Twitter released Vine iOS app that allow users to capture six seconds of video and share with your friends. Twitter acquire video start up Vine last year.
“Vine is the most exciting thing I’ve seen in a while. Not just because of the team, because it brings an entirely new art form to the world.”, tweeted Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
Facebook released Facebook Messenger for the iPhone with free calling via WiFi between Facebook iOS users. The updated Facebook Messenger for iOS app adds a new Free Call button when user tap the “i” icon in the upper right of a conversation in Messenger.