@eridius Actually, it indicates that Twitter *users* were individually compromised, allowing third parties to obtain their usernames, passwords and/or unsalted password hashes, probably via drive-by downloads leveraging Java applets and so forth.
@eridius Twitter just responded to the unusual access patterns by proactively resetting their passwords. This doesn't indicate a direct attack on Twitter's infrastructure, but rather preliminary actions that could have enabled such in the future.
@eridius Nope: "This week, we detected unusual access patterns that led to us identifying unauthorized access attempts to Twitter user data. We discovered one live attack and were able to shut it down in process moments later. ...
@oluseyi Reading comprehension fail.
The "unusual access patterns" means Twitter's infrastructure was being attacked. User data was compromised as a result of the attack, not as a result of individual users being attacked.
@oluseyi I'm not going to debate this with you anymore. You're simply wrong. And as a user who had his password reset, I can guarantee you I wasn't individually attacked or had my machines compromised in any way.
@eridius "Reading comprehension fail" is really snarky and insulting from someone too stupid to understand what they're actually reading. "Unusual access patterns" means an attack on Twitter, yes, VIA compromised user accounts.
@adiabatic@eridius@cocoasamurai you don’t need to switch languages to avoid java applets - use web frameworks like the rest of the planet (gwt, smartgwt, etc or even plain ole java & js) - USERS have concern using legacy tools; devs aren’t impacted by it