Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-01-05

  • Dontcha love a bathroom stall door that repeatedly flies open while you’re doing your business? #
  • To all who wondered about the timing and location of my “bathroom stall doors” tweet, I say: you’ll never know. πŸ˜‰ #
  • Driving home from Springfield tonight. I hear it’s snowing at home. I’m REALLY TIRED of that crap, @PortlandSnow! :-/ #
  • This is ridiculous. 2″ of wet slush on my sloped driveway, car wouldn’t stay parked. Kept sliding to the bottom. #pdxtst #
  • Nice to be home after 1.5 weeks gone. Was paranoid our house would wash away in the Thawnami. πŸ™‚ #
  • @TiEsQue I got a phishing DM email from @evacatherder, too! My first one. I was beginning to feel left out. πŸ™‚ in reply to TiEsQue #
  • @samgrover yeah, Mark Nelsen says it will be 45F by dawn. I sure hope so. #pdxtst in reply to samgrover #
  • So what could a scammer actually do if they phished your Twitter password? Spam your friends? Read your DMs? Doesn’t seem very lucrative. #
  • @gregjsmith Crazy is right. The roads weren’t even very slick. Snow started in Salem. @CarriBugbee hope you and your car are OK! #pdxtst in reply to gregjsmith #
  • @ahockley But you could have your account shut down/reset as soon as you realized someone else was using it. in reply to ahockley #
  • @camikaos @dieselboi Do we know for sure @evacatherder got phished? Are they sending fake emails that look like DMs, or real DMs? in reply to camikaos #
  • It seems that one wouldn’t have to compromise a Twitter account to see who follows, then phish. Though they’d have to figure out emails. #
  • Just answered my own question. They’re real DMs, not fake emails. Which would require a compromised acct. So sorry, @evacatherder! πŸ™ #
  • @camikaos yeah, I got one too. I haven’t been following the problem, so I didn’t know the specifics of the exploit until now. in reply to camikaos #
  • Is this really me? We should all come up with a code word so our followers can authenticate us. Mine will be the brand name of my shoes. πŸ˜‰ #
  • This Twitter phishing thing is purely social, right? No tech exploits. So how would the tech solutions being suggested (OAuth, etc) help? #
  • There is no fix for social attacks beyond education and careful security practices on EVERYONE’s part, says I. #
  • @ahockley What is this tech that can make people think more? I’d like to learn more about it. πŸ™‚ in reply to ahockley #