Social Media Sites On Front Lines. Face Looming GDPR Deadline

Every social media site experiences security growing pains. Remember when Twitter was passing a million users and a hacker in California brute forced celebrity account passwords with a simple script? In classic reactionary mode Twitter finally added the standard throttling to number of login attempts and eventually SMS authentication for account changes. All good- but many social media sites are still lagging far behind the threat actors. Case in point: a woman in Arizona is reporting that the Instagram account she set up for her daughter to post dance pictures has been taken over by Russian hackers. The trouble she is going through to regain control of her account is inexcusable.

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