Twitter Returns Hijacked @N Handle Worth $50,000 Back to Owner

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AFDozerman

Maybe *crash* course wasn't the best use of the word...

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vrmlbasic

...why is he still using GoDaddy after their support of SOPA? Perhaps their "security" (only other large tech company to hand over private data to 3rd parties faster is Google) will inspire him to make the switch that he should have made eons ago.

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firefox91

Honestly, I think the foolish one in this whole thing is the original owner that didn't take 50k for a stupid Twitter handle. You can roll around in a really nice car for that... or tweet as @N. Decisions.

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vrmlbasic

Same here. Is he waiting for a higher offer?

What company would want @N as its handle? My first thought was "Nintendo" but they still haven't quite figured this whole "internet thing" out. Now if he'd been smart, he would have bought G and waited for Google's borg-like buyout. :)

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livebriand

From what I've heard, you usually have to turn over the item in question before you get paid, so what's to stop that 50K offer from being a scam?

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TheITGuy

I'm still wondering why people are still falling for phishing attacks in 2014

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devin3627

It seems like maximum pc fixed the phishing. It says page cannot load, they must of blocked it on their servers. Never use a real password on this site that you use elsewhere.

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MaximumMike

Security really has such a long way to go. It's still in its infancy.

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EKRboi

Security is a cat and mouse game, With computing power going up and up, year after year. It makes "unbreakable" security harder and harder to implement. Im no cryptologist, but I know a little about a few things. Most crytography now days are based on numbers and letters which can be "guessed" or brute forced. Granted many in theory could take FOREVER to "guess" or brute force based on the number of characters (unless you just get lucky and guess it early on). Again as computing power goes up this becomes easier. We can goto thumb prints or iris scanners, but even those have a potential to be "hacked" as I can cut off your thumb or take out your eye to name they "easy" way. It will be interesting (to me at least) to see where "security" goes over the next 10-20 years.

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EKRboi

BTW. Just to be clear I wasn't disagreeing with you, I was more adding onto your statement.

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MaximumMike

Ya, those are very legitimate reasons why security can be so difficult even when you're doing everything right. But so many companies these days remind me of a teenager who is still drinking out of a baby bottle. I get that even adults can still knock over a glass from time to time, but when you're at an age when a sippy cup would seem ridiculous, how do you justify that you still drink out of a bottle? And for it to be that easy to spoof both PayPal and GoDaddy, I just can't help but think that security should be much further along than it is. I'm honestly disappointed in most of the companies that are laying the infrastructure for how we use the internet.

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devin3627

is anyone getting the side bar? Attention maximum pc!!! your site is hijacked by malware. im even getting the malware when i access it from my iphone. lol hope its fixed soon. my avast even caught it. this is no joke. can someone explain what is happening to this site for me?

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devin3627

maximum pc really needs to watch the advertisement sites it allows to run on it's servers. don't sign into the phishing login. out of all sites, i didn't think maximumpc would have this happen.

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firefox91

Or you could use AdBlock like every other power user and not even see what you are talking about. Because really, what are you talking about?

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FrancesTheMute

I guess I don't get why that would be such a highly coveted twitter handle.

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wolfing

'@N' is much more recognizable and easily remembered than '@mycompany182'. Same as why 2 letter domain names are worth a ton of money.

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thematejka

Well it's just "@N", who doesn't want that?

I don't, but I think it is the novelty that is attractive. At least, that is the case for me.