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How to tell my story

I have finally finished compiling my detailed timeline of how I got hacked and then unhacked myself. It includes the exact times that I received password reset messages, when I wrote to support, when they wrote back to help, when

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Choose ONE: Hootsuite or Twitter verification

So, on Monday I attended an historic protest at the North Carolina General Assembly.  My phone was in-hand nearly the entire time (see goofy pic), as my main goal was documenting the civil disobedience and arrests of five elected officials

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Doing the 2-step

So right after my Twitter account was hacked I learned that Twitter had finally implemented 2-step authentication just days earlier. I have now turned it on, of course. But the really gigantic part of getting hacked was losing control over

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Twitter <3's hackers, apparently

I think this makes it pretty clear how seriously Twitter takes their security: The guy who hacked my account is still happily tweeting away about the latest social engineering methods and how it was my fault that he hacked into

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Shits & giggles for the rest of us

I’m not going to post everything that has been going on yesterday and today (yet) as the hackers are reading my Tumblr.  I have to share some amusing and quite public links. Meet my hacker “Isolate.” This is the person

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I’m baaack!

Last night at about 12:30 am I recovered access to my web hosting account at Dreamhost. This contains personal and professional websites and e-mail accounts for me, and several former clients and employers. Importantly, this allowed me to get back the only address

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Thank you, Dreamhost!

I am back into my account! I think the social pressure helped, so thanks to EVERYONE who has been sharing my story. Next up, restoring my Twitter profile, including the content. This looks promising:  https://twitter.com/dickc/status/339600124584030208

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@ruby for sale

A few people now have contacted me about the hacker forum where my Twitter name (with no tweets and no followers) is now available for the low, low price of $70! You have to register on the forum to see

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Really, Twitter?

You don’t think you can do anything about this? Cause you’re not sure if the account maybe doesn’t belong to the person in control of it? Really??? Thanks to Travis C for the tip about the new Twitter bio. In

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Tickets, please

A few folks have asked for my support ticket numbers with Twitter and Dreamhost to follow up. I’m a little nervous about posting them publicly as the hacker might try to engineer that against me. If you have a contact

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