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#201 lanforod

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 02:12 PM

My understanding is that the service (in this case, twitter) pays the phone companies for a continuously updated database of real, legitimate cellphone numbers.  So twitter should make you use a cell # tied to your account and occasionally verify it with you.  That should prevent new bots from signing up, unless they can afford to have a real cell # for every bot account.


I've never heard of it done this way, even for services whose business IS multifactor authentication (e.g. Duo). Do you have any resources on that?

#202 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 02:15 PM

Not really. But I use at least a half dozen services for work and personal that have the 2-part verification. I recently bought an extra laptop and all the services I regularly used, when logging in with the new machine, wanted to ding my cell with text. Worked fine.

#203 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 05:13 PM

Project Veritas has worked over a few employees.


#204 dasmo

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 06:01 PM

It’s not that the thousands of followers do anything but give you followers so you are more attractive to real people following you. Basic psychology.

#205 LJ

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Posted 17 May 2022 - 07:13 PM

Twitter coaches employees how to avoid telling the truth...



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#206 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 May 2022 - 01:17 PM

Twitter is reeling after Elon Musk claimed that he will be voting for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections.

During a live episode of the All-In Podcast at a Miami tech conference, Musk told his hosts that he would be voting Republican in the upcoming elections despite his track record of almost exclusively voting Democrat.

He stated, "I have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats, historically – overwhelmingly. Like, I'm not sure, I might never have voted for a Republican, just to be clear. Now this election, I will."


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 May 2022 - 01:19 PM.

#207 lanforod

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Posted 25 May 2022 - 08:25 AM

Russians misinformation bots: https://thehackernew...signed-to.html 

Edited by Mike K., 25 May 2022 - 02:11 PM.

#208 Mike K.

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Posted 25 May 2022 - 02:11 PM

That have never been used:


It's not immediately clear if the tool was ever used in real-world attacks, whether be it by the FSB or otherwise.


Meta is also already on it, so this thing had its mojo cut short before it could even be used:


The findings come as Meta Platforms said it took steps against covert adversarial networks originating from Azerbaijan and Iran on its platform, by taking down the accounts and blocking their domains from being shared.



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