Glee star’s Twitter account hacked, not leaving show Fox confirms

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Chris Colfer’s Twitter account was apparently hacked on Thursday, resulting in a tweet that sent Glee fans into a tailspin.

Colfer tweeted:

“Due to personal issues, I have been let go from the cast of GLEE. Explanations will come shortly…” – @chriscolfer

Fox issued a statement on Thursday afternoon, clarifying that the actor’s Twitter account was hacked and he is not leaving the show.

Chris Colfer’s manager said the actor was on a flight without WiFi when the tweet was sent out. The account has been temporarily suspended.

2 comments

  • Darragh McCurragh

    The problem with most providers is that they keep the actual passwords on their servers. Even if these may be encrypted, there is a chance that they can be read and spied upon. However, to achieve a secure login with passwords a credentials, no passwords need to be kept for comparison! All you need is calculate the so-called hash (kind of a checksum) of a password and ONLY store the hash. Then when a user tries to log in, they type their password but not the password itself is compared but the hash is calculated and compared to the hash stored. If both match, login is successful, if not, then no login. If someone steals these hashes though they cannot use them as credentials, as the hashes are neither the passwords nor can a password be reversely engineered from a hash – it only works one way.

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