Iâ€™ve just finished reading a great little note from Brian Krebs on the Washington Post that enabled me to â€œoutâ€ (donâ€™t worry, I wonâ€™t) an incident that some of us in the security industry have been following in the last few days. One of â€œoursâ€ has been hijacked on Tweeter, and the impersonator who hijacked him was twittering some rants and raves that actually close to this personâ€™s professional life.
This makes you think again of what we have been discussing in the annual threat report on social networking threats getting real. Once again, our recommendation is â€“ get your online identity straightened out. Make sure you are aware of who you are online, own your identity online â€“ even if that means registering to the major social networks just to â€œplant your flagâ€ as Brian so eloquently put it (as long as you point the flag to the social networking identity you actually useâ€¦).