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Eighteen minutes before the hour now and there's new information about that fake tweet from the Associated Press account to -- type of financial markets yesterday.
You -- the -- had.
He gave out information about something that happened at the White House that wasn't true was completely false.
And before the -- he could clear the whole thing up the Dow briefly to the plunge.
More than a 136 billion dollars of the S&P 500 index value wiped out in seconds really.
Meantime the Associated Press is apparently now -- -- admitting that one of its employees may have inadvertently given away.
And passwords the result of a Phishing attack by the hackers employed may have fallen for an email scam.
The AP Twitter feed is now back online so far no official comment from Twitter with the -- cyber security and social media analysts that -- I'm surprised this sort of thing doesn't.
Happen more often I agree with you I mean I think any time you sign up for any service on the Internet you run this risk.
Absolutely and and fallen for a Phishing attack.
As much as we all know that's who we know what they're doing you hit somebody falls -- every time you really do pretty good job of it meaning scare you base near us here on the defensive.
They say hey you know someone's gotten into your account.
Let us fix it for you quickly.
Give -- year old password and won't take care before you someone that's already on the -- -- -- these accounts and thinks like we deal which is like hey you know these are insecure.
Sometimes falls for that I've wondered from them right after we heard about it if whoever sent out this fake tweet.
Didn't also ride the market because if you do that that's a federal offense agreed I think I think that's the the real issue with this sort of fishing I mean this is now going beyond the pranks to actually market manipulation I would not be surprised.
In that will be if not already was an objective of this kind of thing.
Yeah and and that's the good.
That's the kind of thing they're not gonna look look lightly or or not closely added that it's very serious is absolutely serious and actually the very reason why it took so long for the SEC do approve this sort of methodology in these sorts of tweets we're not when I log into my Google meant my Gmail.
It sends something to my phone does and then I have to put a code in -- a two step verification process and I guess Twitter is working on something like that absolutely out what you just nailed will reduce those issues by 95%.
Basically yes they ask you a question.
That relates to that today either somebody who personally know or they send an SMS to something you -- which is even better that.
Limits the possibility that someone -- have thank you for one -- -- gives you two chances to screw up and and then there's Google Vera fire which.
Is a little app that you carry in your Smartphone and you can use that -- their fire across many platforms and really does at a great layer of security it really does it basically allows you to know.
That you won't necessarily be the -- this time around yet because if somebody were to come up with your password right.
And here and your login ID.
Once it goes in there all of a sudden your phone's gonna dame Indiana looked down to say in this verification code which you can do unless you're not the one who is logging into your account I mean it's you know immediately.
Yeah exactly that have a really bad day you'd have to fall first gambling -- and lose your phone to the guy that wants to get you you have to be drunk and -- yeah.
And it's not happen.
Vick thank you very welcome.
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