Published April 25, 2013
By Dr. Tyra Oldham
The news is out and inevitably tweeted on the Twitter Hack placing vulnerability on the system. All systems are vulnerable either external or internal challenges. It what we do with those challenges; and moreover, understanding that what is not known produces the vulnerability.
The story is not only about Twitter but society’s vulnerability to under analyze information. Next, is the acceptance of information construed as reality and disseminated as fact. The work of LANDsds Sustainable is to convey the nexuses that exist in the global ecosystem. The Twitter hack is an escalating problem of open source technology, media, communication and society that preys on the vulnerabilities of any entity and/or person with a click and send. When names and passwords are captured it is goes beyond the vulnerability of the account but the entity’s o person.
The incident of someone that “cracked into the AP’s Twitter account and tweeted a bogus headline about the White House being bombed” reported “First Take: AP Twitter hack was trivial” caused Stocks plunged sharply on Tuesday states, CNN Money this is the nexus and the vulnerability of our reality transmitted as fact.
Further, companies can build impenetrable fortresses that firewalls are meant to keep others out an some in can create an incendiary outcome as nothing is uncrackable but it can be formed sustainable by understanding that point A leads to B and the outcome is C then to Z to start all over again.
Can we blame social media for the tares that exist in the fabric of our consciousness and society or was social media ready for the hack to reveal the needs of our humanity.
As Twitter was hacked simultaneously, social services are being reduced, tuition prices increase as graduating students matriculate to no jobs. Oil and gas prices increase as inefficiencies decrease, jobs stability quivers and floats as wind industry is micro-organized to an energy punctuation mark and despite rhetoric the education of our youth suffers.
What is to said when the “SEC recently approving corporate use of Twitter, Facebook and other social media to officially post company financial results and other announcements.” The opening for building fortresses is an option creating many fiefdoms but the issue is larger than a Twitter Hack. The grand mal issue is understanding the nexuses in the ecosystem that is personified by social media.
- Vulnerabilities in Social Media: The AP Twitter Hack and How They Recovered (prnewswire.com)
- How to Protect Your Twitter Account From Hackings (geeksugar.com)