Twitter calls for smarter password habits following Jeep, Burger King hacks

Passwords should be unique for each website people use, the company says

By Zach Miners, IDG News Service |  Internet

Facebook, meanwhile, was subject to a hacking attack last week.

But while attacks against social media accounts are increasing in frequency, "most threats come from the inside -- not external forces," said analysts Alan Webber and Jeremiah Owyang at Altimeter, a business research and consulting firm.

For example, a lack of password control within an organization, or rogue employees, could give rise to potential data breaches, they wrote Tuesday in a blog post.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

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