Movie star Ashton Kutcher, perhaps best known to many people as Mr Demi Moore, appears to have had his Twitter account compromised while he attended the brainbox TED Conference in Long Beach, California. And the suspicion has to be that a lack of SSL encryption was to blame.
Messages posted to Ashton Kutcher’s ‘aplusk’ account, which were shared with his more than 6.4 million Twitter followers, said:
Ashton, you’ve been Punk’d. This account is not secure. Dude, where’s my SSL?
P.S. This is for those young protesters around the world who deserve not to have their Facebook & Twitter accounts hacked like this. #SSL
Tools such as Firesheep make it child's play for anybody sitting close to you to jump onto your Facebook or Twitter session if you're using unencrypted WiFi without an SSL connection, for example at a free WiFi...
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.