Twitter recently faced its biggest security breach yet – a vulnerability called IDOR. IDOR stands for “insecure direct object reference”, which is a type of cyber attack that exploits application connecting to external data sources.

In the case of Twitter, a hacker could use IDOR to gain access to someone else’s account without having their login credentials. This vulnerability was present in the way Twitter stored sensitive data in application programming interfaces (APIs). With an API key, the hacker was able to log into another account and manipulate the user’s personal information.

Thankfully, Twitter has now corrected the vulnerability and implemented better security measures to protect its users. It has also introduced two-factor authentication as an added layer of protection. This feature requires users to provide additional verification when logging into their account, adding an extra step to keep hackers at bay.

In addition to two-factor authentication, Twitter improved its threat detection process and put safeguards in place to ensure only genuine user accounts are allowed access. The company also established an automated system that prevents malicious use of APIs by disabling any suspicious activity detected within accounts.

Despite the security measures put in place, Twitter was still vulnerable to IDOR attacks, which can be damaging in the hands of cyber criminals who have the technical know-how. As such, it is important for all users to stay vigilant and practice basic cybersecurity hygiene such as using unique passwords for different sites and keeping software updated with the latest security patches.

Twitter users were recently shocked to discover that their security has been compromised by a newly discovered vulnerability called IDOR (Insecure Direct Object Reference). IDOR is an application security issue that can lead to unauthorized access to a website or application. It works by allowing attackers to access objects, such as users’ accounts, without proper authorization. This means that any hacker who discovers the vulnerability can easily gain access to restricted parts of the platform, such as users’ private information.

The vulnerability was first discovered in May 2020 when researchers from Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies uncovered a major security issue with Twitter’s Account Activity API. This API allows third-party apps to manage user profiles and accounts, and the vulnerability allowed attackers to gain access to sensitive data, including credit card numbers, email addresses, and other personal information.

To make matters worse, it appears that the vulnerability was open for at least eight months before being patched by Twitter. It is believed that hackers had enough time to collect personal data from millions of users during this time. Thankfully, the social media giant has taken steps to improve the security of their systems since then. They have also implemented additional authentication measures and updated their systems to detect and prevent malicious activities on their platform.

Still, it seems as though Twitter is lagging behind in terms of security and privacy compared to its competitors such as Facebook and Instagram. Both of these platforms have been praised for their more rigorous implementation of security measures in place for their users. Twitter needs to take this as a wakeup call and step up their game in order to protect user data from malicious actors. Otherwise, people may be more likely to switch to different social networks where they feel safer.