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Marketplace Tech for Wednesday April 24, 2013
Apr 24, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday April 24, 2013

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Twitter can be hacked. Who cares, if Twitter is for fun. But consider this: Somebody hacked into the Associated Press Twitter account Tuesday and sent a fake tweet about a bogus explosion at the White House. Investors were watching and the Dow fell about about a percent before the tweet was retracted.  Some experts believe the hack started with a tainted email sent to some unsuspecting AP employee. The strategy is called spearfishing and we are all urged to be alert for suspicious email. And, a final check-in with Jamie Kitman, New York editor of Automobile Magazine, as he completes his cross-country roadtrip.

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AP Twitter hack: Is it getting harder to protect yourself against suspicious emails?

Apr 24, 2013
A fake tweet from the AP caused the Dow to fall almost about one percent on Tuesday.

7 days, 1 car, 3,375 miles: Tallying up a road trip across America

Apr 24, 2013
Jamie Kitman, New York editor of Automobile Magazine, has just completed driving a $240,000 McLaren sports car across the country. Along the way, he made a few pit stops with Marketplace Tech.

Philly Tech Week: It's always techie in Philadelphia

Apr 24, 2013
Tech has never just been about Silicon Valley, and Philadelphia wants the world to know that.

Twitter can be hacked. Who cares, if Twitter is for fun. But consider this: Somebody hacked into the Associated Press Twitter account Tuesday and sent a fake tweet about a bogus explosion at the White House. Investors were watching and the Dow fell about about a percent before the tweet was retracted.  Some experts believe the hack started with a tainted email sent to some unsuspecting AP employee. The strategy is called spearfishing and we are all urged to be alert for suspicious email. And, a final check-in with Jamie Kitman, New York editor of Automobile Magazine, as he completes his cross-country roadtrip.

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